With full-time jobs, families and lives, maintaining a creative practice is challenging.
Whether you're looking to foster a sense of permission around your creativity, to make meaningful creative work a constant practice in your life, or to build necessary production skills to get a specific project out in the world, LAUNCH CREATIVE NW will help identify your creative goals, work with you to remove personal barriers to success, and provide all the necessary guidance, tracking, feedback and editing necessary to achieve those goals.
LAUNCH CREATIVE NW is the product of STACY BREWSTER, a writer, editor and writing workshop facilitator with over 20 years of professional experience in film, television, advertising, publishing and politics. He is a longtime volunteer with Write Around Portland, a non-profit that provides free writing workshops to those who would not otherwise have access to writing in community with others due to income, isolation, disability or other barriers and, in 2011, co-founded the Full Frontal Writing Collective, a community of poets and writers that meets weekly for prompt-based writing and critique. Stacy owes much of his success as a writer to these two experiences, fostering a sense of community and validation with fellow writers at all stages of their lives and in their relationship to their art.
Stacy's short fiction has appeared most recently in Gertrude, the Madison Review and the Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. His current project is a collection of short stories.
Prior to LAUNCH CREATIVE NW, Stacy has worked with clients to edit and proofread their long-form fiction and creative nonfiction projects, organize their poetry manuscripts, provide feedback on their screenplays, redraft their short stories for publication, and write their book proposals. As a writing workshop facilitator for Write Around Portland, he has worked extensively with writers of all ages, incomes and abilities to help foster the sense of respect and community necessary to sustain a creative life.
For the last 10 years, Stacy has been honored to contribute to the creative community here in the Pacific Northwest as a facilitator trainer for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative at Oregon Health & Science University, as a seasoned facilitator with Write Around Portland, and with time spent as a proofreader for Bitch Magazine, reviewer and editor with The Portland Review, and talent booker with Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.