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Get Your Raise Your Pen Tickets Today!

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

Enjoy food, 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 in community.

October 18, 2018
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St

Tickets now on sale!

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.

West Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

Thursday, Dec 6 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 • Community Partner for Affordable Housing, The Barcelona at Beaverton • Downtown Group • p:earHome Forward, Ruth Haefner Plaza • 

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, Dec 12 at 6:30 pm at The Rosewood Initiative16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233

Featuring writers from workshops at:
Catholic Charities, Kateri Park/Esperanza CourtChemawa Indian SchoolHome Forward, Schrunk Riverview TowerLaurelhurst Village • NICU Families NWNorthStar ClubhouseOregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center • REACH Community Development, Allen Fremont Plaza and Walnut ParkRon Russell Middle School SUNSpringdale Job CorpsUnity Center for Behavioral HealthWhitewood Gardens

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.