Respect. Writing. Community. 



On June 10th we’re writing for 10 hours to celebrate 10 years of community writing workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza!

Join us for 2, 4, 6, 8 or all 10 hours of writing sessions—the more you write, the more chances you have to win raffle prizes, eat pizza and support Write Around Portland.

We hope to see you there! Click here for details.


Sylvia Triplett

Read an interview with Sylvia and learn about her 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.