“Writer. The word conjures up images of an infinitely wise, Yoda-like being that churns out amazingly complex things called “books” or even more profound creations called “poetry” while drinking a lot of red wine, listening to exotic music and surrounded by six-toed cats. However, while anyone who uses any type of written communication is by definition a writer, most people hesitate to embrace that title. There seems to be this strange perception that there exists a mythical being called a “writer” – and that the rest of us could never achieve that lofty position. The truth of the matter is that we’re all writers – simply because we all write.”
— Elizabyth Harrington
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, developmentally and intellectually disabled people, published authors, hobbyists, members of the LGBTQ community, and everything in-between. What they all have in common is a love and desire to write. Our critique format encourages writers not only to have a voice, but to listen to each other as well.