Respect. Writing. Community. 

Community Readings and Book Release

Join us on December 6 & 12 as we celebrate the release of our 55th anthology, Awake in Waves. Help celebrate the voices and stories of our writers from across the Portland Metro area!


Jodi G. Parker

Read an interview with Jodi and learn about her experience participating 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.