Community Readings

Come hear new writing by our workshop participants and celebrate our latest publication, Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas! Write Around Portland readings promote respect for diverse groups and provide an opportunity to hear the powerful stories of gifted writers in our workshops. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices.

Readings are free, ADA-accessible and open to the public.

Funded in part by generous support from: Work for ArtOregon Cultural Trust, Beaverton Arts Program and CareOregon. And thank you to our media sponsor KBOO Community Radio.

West Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 pm at The Beaverton Round Executive Suites, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005

Featuring writers from workshops at:
Comfort Zone • Downtown Group • Home Forward, Gallagher Plaza • Home Forward, Ruth Haefner Plaza • Morrison Child and Family Services, Shelter Team • REACH CDC, Maples I & II •

The Beaverton Round Executive Suites is located in the Beaverton City Hall Building, at the Beaverton Central MAX station. There is free parking in adjacent parking garage on SW Millikan Way.

Books will be available for purchase.

East Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm at Taborspace 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Featuring writers from workshops at:
Catholic Charities, Kateri Park & Esperanza CourtCatholic Charities, McCoy VillageDonate Life NorthwestEcumenical Ministries of Oregon HIV Day CenterLaurelhurst VillageNICU Families Northwest • Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical CenterRon Russell Middle School • Springdale Job Corps •

Taborspace is located at the corner of SE Belmont and SE 55th Ave on the TriMet #15 bus line. There is limited onsite parking in the parking lot at SE Belmont between 54th and 55th Avenues. There is also free street parking available in the neighborhood.

Books will be available for purchase. Free guided playtime for children is provided.

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Save the date for Raise Your Pen!

Join us in raising your pen to the power of writing at our annual fundraiser.

Enjoy food by Lela’s Bistro, live and silent auctions and a special appeal to benefit Write Around Portland. Together, let’s continue to ensure all people have a chance to experience the transformational power of writing.

October 12, 2017
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St

Supporter Ticket includes: Admission + 2 drink tickets

Power of Ten Ticket includes: Admission for 10 + 2 drink tickets per guest + a reserved row of seating

Tickets on sale here!


 Thank you to our generous sponsors!


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