STACY BREWSTER is a writer, copy editor, and workshop facilitator based in Portland, Oregon. His fiction and poetry have been featured most recently in Buckman Journal, New South, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, and The Madison Review, among other journals and magazines.
In addition to prior work in television production (credits here), Stacy has worked in advertising, publishing, and public service. He is currently a writer and content producer with the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Since 2015, he has used assistive dictation software to help him write and manage chronic pain and neuropathy in his arms. This disability inspired his work to found LAUNCH CREATIVE NW in 2016 to provide creative supervision to writers of all backgrounds and abilities, helping them expand their creative practice, edit and complete projects, and share their work.
Since 2008, he has run writing workshops for Write Around Portland, a nonprofit that provides free 10-week workshops for those who would otherwise not have access to writing in community with others due to income, disability, or other barriers. More recently, he was a featured speaker, workshop trainer, and event organizer with the NW Narrative Medicine Collaborative based at Oregon Health & Science University discussing the intersection of creative practice and disability.
Stacy lives with his husband and dog in a simple farmhouse built from old-growth Oregon timber, trying not to mind the ghosts in the basement where he writes with an industrial space heater and a small therapy lamp.