Claim the power of the written word to heal the world.

Attention literary artists of color, culture or consciousness!

Get powered up, inspired and encouraged at The Write to Heal Retreat in Rockaway Beach.  

Friday-Sunday, November 1-3, 2019 

Deadline for scholarships: September 26th, 2019

Registration deadline and deposit due: October 4th, 2019

Participants in the HEAL WRITE! Workshop Series are automatically registered. (See below)

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The Heal Write! BIPOC Workshop Series

Registration Deadline: September 6th, 2019

The Heal Write! Workshop Series is a rare opportunity for emerging writers of color to connect, share, create and constructively critique with others that can relate.  The series will: 1) employ cooperative and collaborative facilitation techniques, 2) create a safe, culturally competent space where writers can reflect on systemic social constructions designed to oppress and marginalize, and 3) engage the power of the written word as a tool to heal from collective trauma caused by oppressive systems.   

Participants in the The Heal Write! Workshop Series are eligible to recieve scholarships to attend The Write to Heal Retreat, November 1-3rd, 2019 in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.   

We encourage writers of any genre, at any stage in their writing development to join an open space that inspires creatives to speak their truth to trauma.  There is no cost to attend the Heal Write! Workshop Series, but we do ask that writers commit to the full series in order to build a cohesive writing community.  The dates are on Saturdays from 10a-12p starting September 21st.  Deadline to register is September 6th, 2019. 

2019 Creative Writing  Fall Sessions: limited space, registration required. 


  • Heal Write Workshops  -  Saturdays, 10a-12p, Sept. 21st - Oct. 26th , Portland, Oregon
  • The Write to Heal Retreat - Friday-Sunday, November 1-3rd, Twin  Rocks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon


  • Heal Write Workshops - FREE! (Registration required.)
  • The Write to Heal Retreat - 3 days/ 2 nights - $270 (scholarships available.) 
  • NOTE: The Write to Heal Retreat requires a non-refundable $50 deposit due September 26th.


  • Registration for The Heal Write! Workshop Series, September 6th, 2019
  • Submission for retreat scholarships are due:  September 26th,  2019
  • Registration and $50 deposit for The Write to Heal Retreat, October 4th, 2019

More Details:

  • Heal Write! Workshops are held in and around the Portland Metro area. 
  • Full details regarding The Write to Heal Retreat including schedule, lodging and meals will be will be listed here in early September.

Heal Write! Workshop Series has limited space.

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