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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 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.

Write-Ins:
Write-ins are part group writing and part discussion. Bring your WIP and get some serious writing done within a group setting.

Specialized groups:
Whether you are working on a specific aspect of your writing or looking for a specific type of critique group, we have small focused groups for serious writers.

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.

Keep Writing!!!!!!!

Upcoming events (5)

Monday Afternoon Write-in (Virtual)

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Welcome, one and all to the Monday Afternoon Write In! • What we'll do Join us for a writing/ discussion group. If you are looking for feedback or critique, there are other meetups for that. The format is write for an hour, chat for 15 minutes, repeat. https://meet.jit.si/9BridgesWaCo

[ONLINE] Monday Evening Write-In

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NOTE: This is a co-working session, not a critique group. Join fun spirits and write. We encourage everyone's creativity and all are welcome! Our format is: - 15min chat the top of each hour (starting at 7pm) - 45min quiet co-working for the rest of the hour - lather, rinse, repeat (until 10pm end) We meet weekly and promote an atmosphere of completing your project goals and hash out any questions that arise. We enjoy sparking creativity to finish your writing project, whatever it may be--novel, short story, poem, memoir, comic, screenplay, etc. More info: https://curtiscchen.com/MEWI .

Tuesday Afternoon Write-in (Virtual)

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Welcome, one and all to the Tuesday Afternoon Write In! *NOW VIRTUAL* • What we'll do Join us for a writing/ discussion group. If you are looking for feedback or critique, there are other meetups for that. The format is write for an hour, chat for 15 minutes, repeat. https://meet.jit.si/9BridgesWaCo

[ONLINE] Tuesday Evening Write-In "at Tilikum" (meet.jit.si/TilikumWrite-In)

CORONAVIRUS VERSION: We are doing a virtual version of the Write-In... using Jitsi at https://meet.jit.si/TilikumWrite-In You can learn about Jitsi here: https://jitsi.org/what-is-jitsi/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Come one, come all to the Tuesday Evening Write-In! (at Mt. Hood Brewing Tilikum Station when health conditions permit, online for now) (This group was formerly Thursdays at Palio's.) Tuesday Evening Write-In is a great way to brush the dust off that story you've always wanted to write but never gave yourself the time to do so, to hone-in on your writing skills, or simply to embrace the creative benefits of free-writing. Our format is[masked] (write for 25 minutes, talk for 10, then repeat until our brains become mush). This group meets weekly, though the people in attendance are fairly fluid and relaxed. We promote an atmosphere that allows each of us to complete our project goals, whether that's writing your first novel, fine-tuning a poem, drafting a comic, and more! We're here to help one another stay motivated and to hash out any questions that may arise on our writing journeys. We look forward to seeing you there!

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