Underground Ministries

Prisoner Relationship, Resurrection & ReEntry

Underground Writing

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Our ally Underground Writing is a separate and independent 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization.

Underground Writing is a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in northern Washington through literacy and personal transformation. 

Underground Writing facilitates generative readings of literature spanning the tradition—from ancient texts to those written in our workshops. Honoring the transforming power of the word, we believe that attentive reading leads to attentive writing, and that attentive writing has the power to assist in the restoration of communities, the imagination, and individual lives.

Underground Writing's founder and director, Matt Malyon, serves on our Underground Ministries Juvenile Detention chaplaincy. Chris is a teaching writer on Underground Writing's team. And we share a passion for helping unearth stories from the underground today.

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