Respect. Writing. Community. 

December Readings and Book Release Parties

Come celebrate the release of our 51st anthology!

Bring your friends and family to hear participants from our fall workshops read their published writing! 

Friday, Dec 9th 

6:30pm at Taborspace

Friday, Dec 16th 

6:30pm at PCC Willow Creek Center 

More info on our Events page here.


Allison Krause

Read an interview with November’s featured writer Allison Krause to learn more about her experience in a Write Around Portland workshop.




We hope you like our new website! As we use it we’ll be ironing out any glitches. Feel free to email us with website problems so we may correct them. As always, thanks for visiting.


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.