~ VOTING IS OPEN THROUGH MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 ~ Flash Lit October was all about quick storytelling with minimum editing. Beginning, middle, end, and maybe a twist, all in 500 words. It’s harder than it looks, and those who rose to the challenge pulled off some delightfully entertaining stories. Now we need your help finding winning stories. The following members of To …

Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors. It’s a story time for grown ups! 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, …

~We’re gone and back. We had such a great time in such a great house with such a great view that we’ll be doing it again next year. Please join us!~ 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 …

~Been there, done that, and totally excited to do it again next year. It was awesome! Can you do it?~ Join 10 other writers for a writing 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, …

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 January 3: This Thing I Wrote Last Year. Who: Hosted and produced by Bronwyn Emery and a …

To Live and Write is a writers support group based on the small island city of Alameda, CA, but we’re open to writers from far and wide. Our objective is to build a sustainable community of writers and kindred spirits who actively support and encourage each other through the ups and downs of chasing the muse and honing our craft. We are able …