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Community Readings

Twice a year, in May and December, Write Around Portland holds readings featuring participants in our free community writing workshops. Our 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.

Spring 2020 Community Reading and Book Release Party 

Wednesday, May 20th 
6:30 – 8:30pm at First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201, USA

Doors open at 6 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm.

Featuring writers published from our fall workshops with the following partners: 

Albertina Kerr, Hillsboro Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) Boys & Girls Aid, Safe Place for YouthCatholic Charities, Kateri Park/Esperanza Court  • Chemawa Indian School •  Community Development Partners, Cascadian Terrace •  Harsch Investment Properties, Rose Schnitzer Tower LifeWorks NW, Adolescent Day Treatment ProgramMaybelle Center for CommunityMultnomah County HIV Health Services CenterNew Avenues for Youth Northwest Housing Alternatives, Hawthorne East ApartmentsROSE Community Development Lents Village Apartments  • Whitewood Gardens Residential Care Facility 

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

Raise Your Pen

Save the Date and Celebrate Respect, Writing & Community with Us!

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

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 6-9:30 pm

More details coming soon!