Westport Writers’ Workshop is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing transformative creative writing instruction to underserved communities. We send qualified instructors to provide free creative writing workshops for 6-7 weeks in the student’s community. Between 2022 and 2023 Westport Writers Workshop has helped over 120 students put a voice to their experiences. Westport Writers’ Workshop could not provide these writing workshops without your support and donations.
So far in 2023, your donations have provided creative writing workshops for students in these orgainzations:
Moms of Children with Disabilities
Bringing together moms who have neurodivergent children to write about the daily obstacles and triumphs of motherhood.
Partners in Education
Our instructor guides these students for college preparedness.
Bigelow Center of Fairfield
Providing creative writing workshops to seniors who are focused on sharing their life stories with their families and friends.
Homes for the Brave
Homes for the Brave provides housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to help veterans leave homelessness behind.
The STAR workshop is for adults with developmental uniqueness. They meet for one hour a week to engage in writing their thoughts and feelings and creating community.
Center for Empowerment
Provides support services for victims of interpersonal violence in the form of counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and emergency shelter.