respect. writing. community. 

Office Closure & Program Update

The Write Around Portland office will remain closed and all in-person programming will remain suspended until further notice. More info here.

Join us for an online creative writing workshop every Wednesday from 4-5:30pm or Thursday from 11am-12:30pm. Open to all.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) online creative writing workshops led by BIPOC facilitators every second and fourth Friday from 4-5:30pm.

Follow @writearoundpdx on Facebook and Twitter and watch for writing prompts, pieces from our participants and other inspirations!

Raise Your Pen

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our virtual Raise Your Pen event! Together, we raised $46,000 to continue supporting mental health, building connections and amplifying the voices and stories we need to hear.  Relive the highlights here.

These are five of the writers we heard read their work at our October 8th Raise Your Pen event. 


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.