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The mission of MWS has remained constant throughout its 28-year history: to promote literature and literacy in the Northwest by providing Quality events that are accessible to all segments of the community. Read more
The mission of MWS has remained constant throughout its 28-year history: to promote literature and literacy in the Northwest by providing Quality events that are accessible to all segments of the community.
MWS provides quality literary programming through 6 distinct programs: Campus Readings at area colleges and universities Community Residencies which involve our visiting writers in a number of activities, including readings, lectures, and writing workshops Youth Programs at area high schools Northwest Regional Residencies are similar to our community residencies, but they are for a longer amount of time, and the writer visits communities outside of the greater Portland area Special Events honor, in one-night only programs, notable literary figures Workshops in all aspects of creative writing are taught by Oregon writers We also act as a clearinghouse with other area literary sponsors to plan itineraries for visiting writers. Our center has a library and resource center, which are both open to the public.