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 April’s theme: Things I Broke. Who: Hosted and produced by Bronwyn Emery and a selected member of To Live And Write In Alameda. Our May MC is Robin Heyden. What: Open …

What’s your teen doing this summer? Binging on Netflix and YouTube? Wearing out the game console? Or just plain sleeping in until right before you get home from work? Give them something better to do. Teens have their own tender and terrifying imaginations–how about letting them figure out how to play with their own stories, instead of following along to someone else’s for a change? To Live and Write WTF labs are interactive workshops where participation, feedback, and …