Underground Writing is a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.

Underground Writing facilitates generative encounters with literature spanning the tradition—from ancient texts to those written in our workshops.   Honoring the transforming power of the word, we believe that attentive reading leads to attentive writing, and that attentive writing has the power to assist in the restoration of communities, the imagination, and individual lives.



Skagit County Juvenile Detention
Mount Vernon, Washington

Migrant Leaders Club – Mount Vernon School District
Mount Vernon, Washington

Skagit Valley Recovery Community
Skagit Valley, Washington

YMCA Oasis Daylight Center
Mount Vernon, Washington

Beginning IN 2018 . . .

Skagit County Community Justice Center
Mount Vernon, Washington

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