Respect. Writing. Community. 

RAISE YOUR PEN to the power of writing at Write Around Portland’s annual fundraiser.

October 6, 2016 |6:00-8:30PM |Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison Street

Raise Your Pen is an opportunity to support Write Around Portland’s workshops; all while celebrating respect, writing and community.

Click here for tickets.


BekahJo G.

Read an interview with September’s featured writer BekahJo G. to learn more about her experience in a Write Around Portland workshop.




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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.