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“It’s like the light that was lit in me had blown out and now it’s been lit again.”                   

—Ricky Bealer-Casias, Featured Writer at Raise Your Pen 2018

Raise Your Pen is Write Around Portland’s annual party with a purpose with a goal to raise $75,000 to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6-8:30 pm
6:00 Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine Wall and Golden Pen Raffle
7:00 Program featuring Write Around Portland participants, a Live Auction and Special Appeal (Here’s a sneak peak at our Live Auction packages!)

Location: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison


  • Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets may be purchased at the event starting at 6:00pm tonight. 
  • $60 General Admission
  • $100 Supporter (VIP admission includes 2 drink tickets)
  • Limited tickets available at the door. 

Dress: The theme is Light. Join us in adding a little sparkle to your cocktail attire! 

Be inspired and hear from Write Around Portland participants, including our 2018 Featured Writer, Ricky Bealer-Casias. 

We hope you’ll join us in raising your pen to the power of writing on October 18!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Sponsorship and marketing opportunities available. For more information contact Allison Specter, Development Director at aspecter@writearound.org or 503-796-9224.