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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. 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 activities that help writers improve their skills and focus so they can succeed.

Verbal Critique Groups:
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.

Membership is free and all we ask is that you participate. 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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Upcoming events (5+)

Point of the Mountain Critique Meeting

Harmons

• What we'll do We use 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 group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry. If you don't wish to have your work critiqued, you don't have to read. You can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques unless we have a large number of people interested in reading. Then we try to provision the time so everyone gets a chance to read. :) • What to bring A positive attitude! Our goal is to build a strong writing community to help everyone become the best writer they can be. • Important to know Please RSVP so we know who is coming and can grab a big enough table to accommodate all of us.

Point of the Mountain Critique Meeting

Harmons

• What we'll do We use 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 group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry. If you don't wish to have your work critiqued, you don't have to read. You can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques unless we have a large number of people interested in reading. Then we try to provision the time so everyone gets a chance to read. :) • What to bring A positive attitude! Our goal is to build a strong writing community to help everyone become the best writer they can be. • Important to know Please RSVP so we know who is coming and can grab a big enough table to accommodate all of us.

Point of the Mountain Critique Meeting

Harmons

• What we'll do We use 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 group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry. If you don't wish to have your work critiqued, you don't have to read. You can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques unless we have a large number of people interested in reading. Then we try to provision the time so everyone gets a chance to read. :) • What to bring A positive attitude! Our goal is to build a strong writing community to help everyone become the best writer they can be. • Important to know Please RSVP so we know who is coming and can grab a big enough table to accommodate all of us.

Point of the Mountain Critique Meeting

Harmons

• What we'll do We use 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 group. It can be any genre, including non-fiction or poetry. If you don't wish to have your work critiqued, you don't have to read. You can show up to listen and critique or just listen. We don't have set time limits on critiques unless we have a large number of people interested in reading. Then we try to provision the time so everyone gets a chance to read. :) • What to bring A positive attitude! Our goal is to build a strong writing community to help everyone become the best writer they can be. • Important to know Please RSVP so we know who is coming and can grab a big enough table to accommodate all of us.

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