Community Readings

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.

If you wish to request an accommodation, please contact us one week before the scheduled event.



West Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

Featuring writers from workshops at:
The Alano Club of Portland • Albertina Kerr, HillsboroBoys & Girls Aid, Safe Place for YouthHarsch Investment Properties, Rose Schnitzer TowerHome Forward, Bud Clark Commons • Lifeworks NW, Adolescent Day Treatment Program • Maybelle Center for Community • New Avenues for Youth •  REACH CDC, The Maples • 

First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of SW 18th and Jefferson St. at the Goose Hollow MAX stop and near a number of TriMet bus stops. There is also limited
onsite parking available.

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


East Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at The Rosewood Initiative16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233

Featuring writers from workshops at:
Friends of the ChildrenHome Forward, Humboldt Gardens • Laurelhurst Village • REACH CDC, Ritzdorf CourtRon Russell Middle School SUNRose CDC, Lents Village Apartments •  Serendipity Center • Volunteers of America, Men’s Residential Center •

The Rosewood Initiative is located in the Village Square shopping center at SE 162nd Ave and SE Stark St (next to Su Casa Super Mercado) and is one block from the Max Blue Line. Ample free parking is available at the Village Square shopping center.

Books will be available for purchase. 

10-10-10: Celebrating 10 Years of Write Around Portland Workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza

For 10 years, HOTLIPS Pizza has provided the space for community writing workshops twice a month to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing. On June 10, we’re celebrating with 10 hours of writing!

You can register 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! 

Call us today to register at 503.796.9224 or register online here. Click here for more details.