An April 29 fundraiser to benefit the Westport Writers’ Workshop outreach, “More Than Words,” is promoted by Kathleen Sullivan, left, the Outreach Committee chairwoman, and Liz Mathews, executive director. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — A fundraiser is planned by the Westport Writers’ Workshop next month to benefit its outreach program that aims to help “people heal and grow through story.”

The event, “More Than Words: Celebrating Outreach to Unheard Writers,” will take place Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway.

For additional details and to purchase the $125 event tickets, click here.

Through its “More Than Words” program, the Westport Writers’ Workshop has partnered with groups such as the Center for Empowerment and Education, Homes for the Brave and Caroline House, as well as hosted free workshops for women with breast cancer, college essay writing for Fairfield seniors and for special needs children. Groups that would like to be considered for the outreach program, should email

“It’s our goal to gather Westport Writers’ Workshop members and beyond to raise the roof this spring on donations to benefit the change-making More Than Words program,” Liz Matthews, the workshop executive director, said in an announcement publicizing the event.

“Our outreach workshops have touched the lives of many and have filled a definite need, a wonderful win-win.”

For more information about the Westport Writers’ Workshop, visit the group’s website or call 203-227-3250.