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

  • Yesterday · 2:30 PM

    Downtown Saturday Critique Meeting

    13 Writers | 5.00

    Hi Everyone, please join us for our weekly critique meeting. We are holding this every Saturday afternoon at First Christian Church. They have a great back room that can... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Wednesday Night Critique

    3 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
  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Veterans Reading Group

    4 Writers | 5.00

    We all know that writing can be an amazing form of therapy as well as a way to share experiences and messages. Our servicemen and women have done so much to serve this... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Evening Write in

    5 Writers

    Join us as we get  together weekly to write. We're pretty much just there to encourage each other to write, and anyone and everyone is welcome--we even have the... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 6:30 PM

    SW (Beaverton, etc) Critique Meeting

    13 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
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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