Respect. Writing. Community. 



“I write so I can feel more connected and understanding of different people.”

-Participant in our fall 2016 writing workshop with

On-the-Move Community Integration


Learn about ways you can connect with others through writing here.



Barbara Lambert

Read an interview with this month’s featured writer Barbara Lambert to learn about her experience in a Write Around Portland workshop.


We hold free creative writing workshops in hospitals, shelters, senior centers, prisons, schools and treatment facilities. We also hold workshops for a fee at Powell’s Books and HOTLIPS Pizza.                                                                                                        


We publish the stories of people who are often unheard in professionally-designed books. These books connect writers from our workshops with readers from the public.                                                                                                               


We celebrate and create access to stories we aren’t hearing elsewhere through our community readings. These readings promote respect and include diverse voices.