Community Readings

Readings are free and open to the public. Come hear new writing by our workshop participants and celebrate our latest publication. These 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.

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East Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

When: Friday, May 19th at 6:30 pm

Where: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215, located at the corner of SE Belmont and SE 55th Ave on TriMet #15 bus line.

Parking: There is limited onsite parking available in the parking lot at SE Belmont between 54th and 55th Avenues. There is also free street parking available in the neighborhood.

Featuring writers from:
Albertina Kerr, Gresham
Creston School Sun
Home Forward, Eastwood Court
Home Forward, Schrunk Riverview Tower
Laurelhurst Village
Morrison Child & Family Services, PASO
NorthStar Clubhouse
Portland Public Schools, Alliance at Meek
Ron Russell Middle School SUN
Serendipity Center

This event is free. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Free childcare is available and event space is ADA-accessible. Bring your friends and family! 

West Side Community Reading and Book Release Party

When: Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm

Where: The Beaverton Round Executive Suites, Training Center, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005, located on SW Millikan Way at the Beaverton Central Max station.

Parking: There is free onsite parking available in the adjacent parking garage on Millikan Way.

Featuring writers from:
Albertina Kerr, Hillsboro
Community Alternative Learning Center, Forest Grove High School
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), The Watershed
EASA, Center for Excellence
Home Forward, Pearl Court Apartments
Housing Independence 
LifeWorks NW, Adolescent Day Treatment Program
New Avenues for Youth
Maybelle Center for Community

This event is free and ADA-accessible. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your friends and family! 

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Thank you to all our supporters at RAISE YOUR PEN, Write Around Portland’s annual fundraiser held on October 6, 2016.

Together we raised more than $65,000 to continue bringing creative writing workshops to adults and youth in shelters, prisons, hospitals and social service agencies.

We look forward to seeing you next year!


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