Celebrating 20 years of respect, writing and community. 

Join us for our free community reading + book release party! 

Come celebrate 20 years of writers and the launch of our 57th book, Close-up Mirrors/Los espejos de cerca.

When: Thursday, Dec 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm 

Where: Taborspace,  5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

See more event details here. Hope to see you there!



Featured Writer Maeve Andrea Johnson

Read an interview with Maeve and learn about her experience 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.