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This workshop uses Pat Schneider's approach (the Amherst Writers & Artists method) to create a safe, supportive and healthy writing community for people of all ages, backgrounds, genre interests and skill levels. We meet and write together onc... more
This group is for emerging and established writers who focus on themes of femininity.  We meet once a week.  This is a new group with aspirations of becoming a monthly, home-based, reading series. more
Join instructor Kathryn Abajian Friday and Saturday, March 18th and 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Pleasanton. Workshop Activities --techniques of creative nonfiction--travel, memoir, and food essays --strategies to aid invention, composition and... more
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, tex... more
"Where Ancient Wisdom Meets the New Aeon" The Mystic Dream is a Spiritual and Magical Marketplace, offering the Bay Area's finest selection of crystals, herbs, incense, oils, tarot, and more! We offer classes and workshops, and have a variety of... more
  Powerful writing comes naturally when the mind is energized and experimental, when it can take risks and follow the unexpected wherever it leads. The Opening is a place for writing that e... more
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In The Head Doctor show, we derive pleasure from the feel good effects of positive words and public displays of affection. This is a love show unlike any in contemporary entertainment. You will become an active insider in this experime... more
THE WORD PARTY is a resource for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, journal-keepers, poets, dramatists, songwriters, comedians--anyone who enjoys writing and creativity.  Loosely based on the work of Julia Cameron (“The Artis... more
Rolling Stone Editor/Writer Starting Writing Group I’m looking for fiction writers interested in a weekly writing group that will meet at a café in Oakland. Need help getting your novel finished? Want a supportive group to hear yo... more
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The Writing Salon, founded in 1999, is a year-round school of creative writing for adults (beginners to advanced). We offer small classes of 6 to 13 students held in comfortable, cozy settings complete with fresh-brewed coffee, tea and snacks. We are... more
Founded by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku in 1973, we offer a wide range of classes, retreats, and weekend workshops in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. more
The library supports the Spanish and Portuguese department to give opportunities to learn and achieve mastery of the languages and cultures we study, which includes Catalan, Nahuatl, Portuguese, Romance Studies and Spanish. more
Our group is made up of a professionally diverse group of woman; most of us seem o fall into the category of moms to toddlers mostly in our 30's/40's. We take turns each month selecting a genre (ALL GENRES WELCOME), presenting 3 related selections a... more
The Walnut Creek Library is located in Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Broadway and Lincoln Avenue, within easy walking distance of the Walnut Creek BART Station, the Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, and the downtown shopp... more
Are you a writer looking for a group to join in the East Bay? We are a small group of experienced writers in various stages of writing/revising books and/or short stories spanning various genres. We share our pieces a few days ahead of our biwkly... more
A bookstore, event space, small press, and community arts hub in downtown Oakland. more
A safe space in Walnut Creek for beginning and experienced writers of memoir, fiction, and poetry to develop your voice, at your own pace. Each group meeting consists of a series of two or three exercises to stimulate your senses, associations, memor... more
At the intersection of trauma and desire -- writing workshops with facilitator Jen Cross.  Writing Ourselves Whole writing groups encourage risk-taking, the expression of joy, and the manifestation of artistic vision, which in turn support indi... more
Writing Ourselves Whole groups use transformative writing practice in community to restore individual trauma experience and reconnect those parts of ourselves we are trained to hide. Through writing together and offering one another deep generosit... more