respect. writing. community. 


Office Closure and Programming 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.

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


Featured Writer Norma Kilgore

Norma Kilgore participated in our workshops at Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for burn, wound and trauma survivors and their families. Her piece, “The Porch,” was published in our Fall 2018 anthology of community writing, Awake in Waves. Read it here. 


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.