respect. writing. community. 

Office Closure & Program Update

The Write Around Portland office will remain closed and all in-person programming will remain suspended until further notice. More info here.

Join us for an online creative writing workshop every Wednesday from 4-5:30pm or Thursday from 11am-12:30pm. Open to all.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) online creative writing workshops led by BIPOC facilitators every second and fourth Friday from 4-5:30pm.

Follow @writearoundpdx on Facebook and Twitter and watch for writing prompts, pieces from our participants and other inspirations!

As we respond to today’s needs and prepare for 2021, we ask you to invest in this healing work. Add your donation via the Willamette Week Give!Guide by December 31st. 

Every Give!Guide donor will receive an access code for the Chinook Book with thousands of dollars of coupons at local stores and restaurants.

Last month, we invited our Online and BIPOC workshop participants to share their end-of-year reflections.
Follow this link to find their poetry and prose, a eulogy of a friend, birds tiny as teacups, a moonlit treasure hunt and more. 
We hope you enjoy our writers’ stories and end-of-year reflections as much as we have.


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.