Underground Writing

By Niels Bekkema
Niels Bekkema's stories

We are a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-need communities in northern Washington through literacy and personal transformation.

Our first creative writing workshop was on July 8, 2015 with four students in Skagit County Juvenile Detention. We currently have five sites, including our newest weekly workshop site with incarcerated adults at the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

Our mission: Unlocking creativity through writing workshops and voice amplification for at-need and underrepresented students, to assist in the restoration of communities, the imagination, and individual lives. We believe creative writing is an art form and a tool for life.

We offer creative writing workshops, writing mentorships, publication opportunities, and unique collaborations.

We facilitate generative readings of literature spanning the tradition—from ancient texts to those written in our workshops.

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1 March, 2022