Celebrating 20 years of respect, writing and community. 

20th Anniversary Volunteer Feature with Kellie Ernst

Kellie first got involved with Write Around Portland in 2009 and has volunteered with us ever since! Read about our volunteer program and Kellie\’s experience as a volunteer here. 

Save the Date and Celebrate 20 Years with Us!

Raise Your Pen, our annual party with a purpose on:

Friday, October 11, 2019
6-9:30 pm

Early bird pricing available now through September 1. Learn more here.

Featured Writer: Lily Sunset

Read an interview with featured writer Lily Sunet and learn about her experience 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.