(Formerly Story Slams) Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors. Join us on the third Thursday of every month, January through October, for an evening of storytelling in a popular book store in a bustling downtown, presented by members of To Live and Write in Alameda. This monthly showcase of our literary endeavors has a little something for everyone: Tears, laughter, introspection, inspiration, and even snort laughter. Adult content; leave the kiddies at home. Interested in sharing your work …

Check out the calendar for details. Write-ins. They’re like meet-ups, only better, because you get to get some writing done! Write-Ins are for those among us who like to write in the company of other people but are serious about getting some work done. The rules are: Get your beverage, open to your page, and save the talking for later. We encourage you to socialize before and after we write, because that’s how the verbal exchange …

It’s a mini-retreat for writers! Join us for a Late Night Write in your PJs, elbow-to-elbow with other writers, in a safe, comfy, cozy space. Let the writing prompts inspire you, or ignore them completely. Compete in word-sprints, or take your own damn time. This is your chance to get away from the obligations of the real world to escape into the glorious worlds of your imagination — and get that story out of your head. …

Join us every Tuesday morning at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden for a lively discussion about writing (10 a.m. to noon). We talk about what it feels like to be a writer on a good day, what it feels like on a bad day, and what it feels like to hang out with people who get it. In winter, join us every Tuesday night at The Local for an after dark discussion–same topic, different group of writers …