The next deadline for submission
of a grant application is June 15, 2019.






Barbara LaMorticella Received the first
Soapstone Bread and Roses Award

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019

Click here for full details.

Click here to read Bob Hick's wonderful piece in ArtsWatch, March 4, 2019.


Study Groups Fall 2019

Reading Angela Carter and Joy Williams, led by Gina Ochsner
Four Saturday mornings, 10 to 1
September 7, 14, 21, and 28
Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark

Reading Judy Grahn, led by Judith Barrington
Four Saturday mornings, 10 to 1
October 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Starkt

The fee is $75; scholarships are available. The group is limited to 16. To register, send an email to, and a check made out to Soapstone, 622 SE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.

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Descriptions of the groups will be posted by mid-May.


To be notified about these programs and those of many other literary organizations, sign up for our bi-weekly community email announcements that come out every other week with information about readings, workshops and opportunities for readers and writers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. If you only want to hear about the study groups, sign up here.

For a complete list of study groups, events and grants awarded, please click here to see or download a PDF.


Soapstone provides grants to support ad hoc events and short-term study groups that introduce or offer the opportunity to delve into the work of women writers. All events and study groups are open to the public. Events are free of charge; there is a small fee for study groups, with scholarships available. The application process is simple and the time between applying and notification short.

Click here for general information about the grants.
Click here for information about applying for an event grant.
Click here for information about applying for a study group grant.