Respect. Writing. Community. 

Awake in Waves

Our 55th anthology, Awake in Waves, is now available for purchase at local bookstores and through the Write Around Portland office. Get your copy today!


Felix Tempest

Read an interview with Felix and learn about his 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.