Respect. Writing. Community. 

“I have loved this workshop. I had not been writing since I lost my daughter, and when the opportunity came to me, I jumped in. It has helped me get my voice back, has given me confidence, and it’s sparked my interest in sharing my story…the workshop has started a little flame inside me.”

~ Allison Krause-Campos, writing workshop participant at Donate Life Northwest



Judy Potts

Read an interview with July’s featured writer Judy Potts 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.