Thank You! Raise Your Pen a Success.

Thank you again to everyone who cozied up to join us for our virtual Raise Your Pen event! 

Our community came together to celebrate and support 21 years of RespectWriting and Community. We heard from Write Around Portland writers; wrote together in small groups led by our trained facilitators and felt inspired by the power of writing to heal us, expand us and connect us. One attendee shared, “I didn’t know how much I needed that.”  

Relive the magic by checking out the event videos below. 
 
Special thanks to everyone who supported the event behind the scenes, to all who attended and to everyone who made a donation. Together, we surpassed our goal and raised $46,000 to make our fall programming possible. 

Thank you for your belief in the power of writing to create a kinder world built on respect.  

Slam Poem "Breathe" by Marisol Tawadros

Readings from 5 Featured Writers

Keynote Speech by Executive Director, Elizebett (Liz) Eslinger

Raise Your Pen 2020 Appeal Video