The next deadline for submission
of a grant application is September 15, 2015.






We thank all the readers and Ellen Goldberg who organized a wonderful event that drew over 100 people



The New Soapstone: Celebrating Women Writers

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering two new opportunities for readers and writers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Small Grants to an Individual Woman or an Ad Hoc Group of Women

These funds are to support events and study groups celebrating the work of women writers. General information for both kinds of grants.

The application process is simple and the time between applying and notification short. For the first year, Soapstone board members will serve as the grant review committee.

All events and study groups will be open to the public and offered at no charge.

Soapstone will continue to provide bi-weekly email announcements for writers in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as we have done for many years.


Our last event:

Of Course I am a Feminist!
International Women's Day Poetry Reading

Ellen Goldberg, Organizer and M.C.

March 8, 6:00-8:00 pm at Taborspace.

Readers: Frances Payne Adler, Judith Arcana , Shawn Aveningo, Gail Barker, Judith Barrington, Emily Carr, Brittney Corrigan, Pam Crow, Linda Ferguson, Andrea Hollander, Tricia Knoll, Elise Kuechle, Carter McKenzie, Penelope Schott, Marilyn Stablein, Ila Suzanne, Carlyn Syvanen, and Sharon Wood-Wortman.

Everyone is welcom.! (Free and open to the public.)