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As we begin holding more in-person experiences, we’ll need more volunteers to support our work. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) online creative writing workshops led by BIPOC facilitators every second and fourth Friday.
Interested in exploring online or by-mail creative writing workshops at your agency? Fill out our contact form.
Latest COVID-19 Update: The Write Around Portland office is open and back to welcoming the community in-person. Face coverings are required and calling ahead to make an appointment is encouraged. Everyone working or volunteering in-person on behalf of Write Around Portland will follow these guidelines, which include providing proof of vaccination and wearing a face covering while working.
Our 58th Anthology, Gold and the Dust, is brimming with themes of hope, reemergence, and reflection. A collection of pieces generated in writing workshops over the last 2 years of pandemic-dominated life, our participants capture a poignant and historical time.
Copies are $15 each for the general public, and $9 for published participants. (Prices include $3 shipping per book.)
Past anthologies also available, including our 20th Anniversary Special Edition, Close-up Mirrors.
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.