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Welcome to 9 Bridges

Writing can be a solitary journey. There is no one right or wrong way to pursue your love of writing, and no two writers share the exact same experiences. The methodology that works for one person often doesn’t work for another. Writers are a little like stars in the sky – while there are countless numbers, each is completely unique and capable of creating their own world full of wonder.

9 Bridges creates connections – bridging differences in styles, personalities and level of experience. We feel we can all learn from one another, whether it means a poet might learn something new about cadence from a science fiction writer, or that a horror writer might coach a memoir writer about tension. We strive to not only connect writers to writers, but to give writers greater access to the communities that can help them the best.

We do this through offering positive, supportive critique groups that help people improve their writing skills without cutting them down. The format is simple - each member brings a sample of their current work in progress and reads it out loud to the group. Feedback is based on based on what is heard, and this provides a different experience than seeing things on paper. 

We also have monthly workshops on a variety of topics about the craft and business of writing. 

Finally, we partner with other organizations to bring discounts and/or free admissions to members for conferences, events and services. 

Membership is free. We keep this organization up and running through the generous support of our members. Please consider assisting us - we are an Oregon-based 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation is tax-deductible. 


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A Community for Writers

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 6:30 PM

    Thursday Evening Write In

    5 Writers | 4.00

    Due to popular demand, we are adding another night! Join fun spirits and write. We encourage everyone's creativity and all are welcome! Our format is[masked]-10... write... Learn more

  • 2 days ago · 6:45 PM

    Wednesday Night Critique

    2 Writers

    We are using a read-aloud format. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 3-5 double-spaced pages) to read out loud to the... Learn more

  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Sci Fi/Fantasy Write-In

    4 Writers

    Join writers from 9 Bridges and the People's Ink at this weekly event. This is a free-form write-in, so come work on whatever you want. If you'd like to break for a... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 6:30 PM

    SW (Beaverton, etc) Critique Meeting

    9 Writers | 5.00

    We are using a read-aloud format. If you wish to have your work critiqued, please bring a short piece or chapter (about 3-5 double-spaced pages) to read out loud to the... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 1:30 PM

    Tuesday, Writing, Why?!? Because...

    3 Writers

    *** This is an event put on by "SW Writers LEAPING in the Abyss" *** Come out Tuesday afternoon and write with fellow 9 Bridges Member Katherine Westermann. Here's how... Learn more

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