Imagine yourself on the upper level of Amtrak’s California Zephyr as she winds her way across the Sierra Nevadas to Reno, November snow dusting the mountain tops and majestic pines parading past your window as you compose the opening scenes of your NaNoWriMo novel. Doesn’t it sound like a dream to your writer soul? Last year, a group of writers just like you …

How does a long weekend in a house within walking distance of the ocean feel, where someone else takes care of the chores and the cooking while you daydream, write, and build lasting friendships with other writers? Join us and find out just how crazy good it can be to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you have a …

July 27 – 29: Join 10 other writers for a 3-day retreat in Pollock Pines.  You have a writer in your soul. Do you feed her regularly, or tease her with broken promises? Do you crave time and structure to organize your outline, bridge scenes, develop characters, or focus on weaving threads of thought into a complete story, but can’t quite make it …

It’s an open mic without an amplification permit! Come on down to The Local in Alameda on the first Thursday of every month, sign up to read your work, choose from the box of mic-like props, and let loose with your 3-minute take on the theme for July: Things That Creep Me Out. Who: Hosted and produced by Bronwyn Emery and a selected …