Love to write?

We’re your tribe.

Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. In fact it shouldn’t be. The craft of writing is so rich and complex that every writer forges their own journey that’s unique and speaks to them. 9 Bridges is a community for writers to find support, friendship and helpful resources in an informal, evolving community setting. We offer in-person critique groups, write-ins, workshops, special events to help writers form lasting friendships, while becoming stronger writers. Does that sound like something you might be interested in?

Join us. 

Membership is free. All we ask is that you participate. We have chapters in Portland (OR), Pasadena (CA), Missoula (MT) and Phoenix (AZ). If you aren’t close enough to attend meetings in person, we have a thriving online community on Facebook. Or, if you are interested in helping us build more bridges, we are always looking for amazing leaders who want to start a chapter in their own city.


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About 9 Bridges

9 Bridges is dedicated to supporting writers in all stages of their journey in the pursuit of their craft. In addition to providing peer review and support in the form of critique groups, 9 Bridges offers writers access to a wide community through workshops, events, online forums and the promotion of events that are of interest and benefit to our members. 9 Bridges is dedicated to flexibility – through community connections we can quickly adapt to fill a writer’s needs, whether they are just starting out or have published a dozen best sellers.

Our meetings are open to everyone, and offer opportunities for writers from many diverse communities to come together for the purpose of improving their craft. Our members include seniors and youth, the homeless, college students, teachers, people with disabilities, published authors, hobbyists and everyone in-between. What all of these folks have in common is a love and desire to write. Whenever possible we make these events free to our members and to the general public.

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9 Bridges is growing!

We started out only a short time ago as a way for a few writers to share feedback on their writing. Now we’re a community that offers multiple opportunities for writers to grow and learn. With write-ins, critique groups (both verbal and written), discussion groups, social gatherings, book fairs and and other special events, we’ve grown into a community that has a lot to offer. We invite you to come write with us.

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