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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. FOR THE DURATION, while the world shelters-in-place, members of the  To Live and Write … Wherever You Are Facebook group are embracing opportunities to meet online several times a day–although we have cut back now that …

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June Writing Challenge: Flash Lit

Hello writers, poets, and storytellers! Welcome to Flash Lit June. Three times a year, in February, June, and October, we throw caution to the wind and write short pieces just for fun (and bragging rights)(and practice publishing our work)(and beefing up our blogs). Across the month, I post a prompt and give you three days to write the story, poem, narrative non-fiction — …

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Write on the Rails 2021

Two spots left! Friday, August 20 through Monday, August 23 Imagine yourself on the upper level of Amtrak’s California Zephyr as she winds her way across the Sierra Nevadas to Reno, rising steadily into the mountains, majestic pines parading past your window as you compose the opening scenes of your novel. Does it sound like a dream to your writer soul? Every year, …

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Write by the Pool 2021

FULL Friday, July 16 through Monday, July 19 Imagine yourself poolside at the Peppermill Reno, working on your novel in a private cabana with a handful of other writers doing the same thing. Picture yourself adding word count between dips in the pool and getting to know your fellow retreaters, making more significant progress on your book — or blog — or short …

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ONLINE Mini Retreats

Every third Saturday of the month: Join us for a day focused on you, your creativity, and making significant progress on your wanna-get-it-done project. Why give up a Saturday for this? Because it works and you are worth it. It feels sooooo good to spend the day immersed in writing and creating. It feels sooooo good to wrap up the day having occupied …

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ONLINE ACTIVITY Proof Of Write

Join us for Proof of Write / Proof of Life, where you tell us what you got up to during the day on the To Live side of things and then read what you got up to on the and Write side. Up to 4 minutes of your raw work, shared with a group of people in a Zoom meeting who are there to applaud your efforts …

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WRITING PRACTICE Daily Pages

Who else needs a coping mechanism right now? Who else needs to feel productive? Who else needs a place to vent?? Thank goodness for Daily Pages, our old friend! How’s your writing habit going? Has it fallen away? Become stronger? Not a thing yet? Daily Pages is a wonderful, helpful journaling process that has served many writers and creatives at all different levels …

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ONLINE ACTIVITY Discussion Group

Join us for a lively discussion about writing and the writing life. 10 a.m. to noon PST Tuesdays and Saturdays 7 to 10 p.m. PST Thursdays 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. We explore …

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ONLINE LIT NIGHT Alameda Shorts

Wine. Nibbles. Neighbors in video windows. It’s a story time for grown ups! FOR THE DURATION of Shelter-In-Place, Alameda Shorts will be presented online in private Zoom meetings. Please send an RSVP email to info@toliveandwrite.org for the password or join To Live and Write … Wherever You Are on Facebook. Join us for an evening of curated stories written and presented by members of …

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