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The 101-year-old California Writers Club (CWC) hosts a number of programs and events throughout the state. The CWC, Berkeley Branch, is the founding branch.  It offers meetings, critique/Support groups, and special events in... more
Make space in your life for what really matters: passion, beauty, finding some way to articulate the whole terrible, amazing journey of life on earth. "We must insist while there is still time." — Jack Gilbert. Take your poetry to the next leve... more
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LAKESHORE WRITERS offers Creative Writing Workshops designed to motivate, inspire and support writers in all genres. Workshops and classes are offered throughout the year -- Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall -- in eight week sessions. Manuscript... more
Our Fruitvale, Oakland, location—home of the original Nomadic Press Salon—is now open for co-working! Our sun, book, and plant-filled workspace will offer you just the right mix of peace, quiet, and warmth to get your work done in a comfy... more
Founded in 1998, Playwrights Cafe is a theatre writing group that meets monthly at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  Our meetings include reading scenes brought in by participants and constructive critique.  We hire two professional act... more
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
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
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 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
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
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