In October 2019, the WGI continued its work with the Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon, hosting Part A of a writing workshop for the LGBTQIA+ community there. (Part A is the first of two workshops – Part B will be held several months from now.)
Mentors Kia Corthron, Lisa Grissom, Kate Erickson, Brian Otano, Christopher Oscar Pena and Rae Mariah MacCarthy worked with an exceptional group of writers.
Participant Brenda Culhane said, “At 79 years of age, I must say that this writers’ workshop rates in the top 10% of incredible experiences of my life! It is so amazing to have my writing acknowledged in such positive ways and improvements suggested in a gentle and understandable way! I feel very close to all the people in my group and grew to dearly love our professional facilitators. I learned so much about our craft. Oh, and the food was the icing on the cake! What a gift…what a gift!”