9 Bridges brings writers together.

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 teach a science fiction writer about the importance of cadence, or that a horror writer might coach a memoir writer on how to create suspense. We strive to not only connect writers to writers, but to give writers greater access to the communities that can help them the best.

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We Need Your Help

As a community, 9 Bridges can only exist through support of people like you.  We need your support in all areas – whether as an active member sharing your experience and knowledge at a critique group, a financial supporter, a workshop presenter, blogger, a critique host or even just as a member who does nothing more than show up at a meeting to listen and be around friends. All of these things help support and grow our community. Even the tiniest drop of water helps make an ocean. We are a federally-recognized, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit, and your financial contributions are tax deductible. 


Latest Projects

We are now hosting the Northwest Book Festival.  This has become an annual celebration of self-published writers and independent publishers. This year will be no different. The festival will take place on July 30th, 2016 in Portland’s Pioneer Square. Any help you can offer up would be vastly appreciated, whether it’s a couple of bucks or some time volunteering on our event committee. For more information, please contact team@9bridges.org or visit our site at the Northwest Book Festival.

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9 Bridges is growing and bringing more workshops, events, critique groups and communities to writers all over the country. but in order to do that we need your support. We are currently raising capital for our 2015 operating budget. This goes towards all of the things that we need to run 9 Bridges like advertising costs, web site costs, registration fees, venue fees, equipment rental and Meetup costs. We are a federally recognized tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit and your contributions are tax deductible.

This fund does not go toward staff salaries.

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9 Bridges is dedicated to bringing quality education and resources to writers at little or no cost. Our monthly workshop program is free to members and depends100% on the generosity of our supporters. Your donations to the 9 Bridges Workshop Fund will go towards the costs incurred to put on workshops. This includes venue fees, advertising costs, equipment rental as well as stipends for our talented workshop presenters. Please help us continue to grow and this successful program.

This fund does not pay for staff or administrative salaries.

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