Stories for Readers is a community of kindred spirits with a shared passion for writing. Beginning in 2015, the group based in Gresham, Oregon has met on a bi-weekly basis in coffee shops, churches, and members’ homes as well as virtually and in a city park during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are devoted to friendly critiques of each other’s writing, professional development as writers, and promoting each other’s work with friendly chit-chat sprinkled in.

We are a diverse bunch of writers. Each brings a fresh perspective to our critique and planning meetings. Some of us are educators, scientists, muscians, and artists. Many of us have a background in business. One thing we all have in common: life experience.