Underground Writing was founded in 2015. We conducted our first creative writing workshop on July 8, 2015 with four students in Skagit County Juvenile Detention.
We are a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.
We facilitate 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.
We currently have five sites, our fifth being the Skagit County Community Justice Center. We began our weekly workshops in the Community Justice Center in mid-September 2018.
As of November 2018, we are an independent Arts Non Profit registered in Washington. We are currently applying for our tax-exempt status.