Writing Workshops & Events
Wabi-Sabi: A special one-time poetry writing workshop with Ann Staley
Saturday, Aug 23, 10am - noon
Location: Our office, 133 SW 2nd Ave #304
$35 per person.
Pre-registration is required. Call 503.796.9224.
Writers of all levels welcome. Limited to 13 adults.
Ann Staley is a poet, writer and teacher. Her third poetry collection, What Remains Unfinished, will be released in January.
Free reading + anthology release - Aug 27
Join us to celebrate the release of our 45th anthology, 5th and Pine/Quinto y pino, featuring writers from our workshops at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Adoption Mosaic, Rose Schnitzer Tower, Boys & Girls Aid and many others.
Wednesday, Aug 27
First United Methodist Church*, 1838 SW Jefferson St. [MAP]
at the Goose Hollow MAX stop
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to construction at the church this summer, this reading will be held in the Sanctuary, not Collins Hall. We will post signs and have volunteers stationed to help you find your way.
Write Around Portland runs 8-10 week free writing workshops for adults and youth in hospitals, schools, senior centers, treatment centers, social service agencies, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, low income housing residences and other agencies. Click here for a full list of our agency partners and the populations we serve through these workshops. Our spring workshops start in February, summer workshops start in June and fall workshops start in September.
We also hold writing workshops with associated fees, open to everyone: Prompt workshop at Powell's City of Books and our 3rd Thursday and last Sunday workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza. (More details below about these workshops.)
Call 503.796.9224 for more information about our workshops. Please note that registration for all of our 8-10 week workshops must be done over the phone or in person - NOT by email. However, you can register via email for workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza.
Writing Workshop at Powell's City of Books
Write Around Portland offers a unique workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve.
Prompt is your chance to write in community with others following the acclaimed Write Around model while also providing support to writers who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to 12 adults per workshop. IMPORTANT NOTE: Call us to confirm there is space, to register and to discuss payment plan options (503.796.9224).
Writing Workshops at HOTLIPS Pizza
3rd Thursday & Last Sunday
Join Write Around Portland and HOTLIPS Pizza to experience the transformative power of writing in community. These workshops are perfect for the new and seasoned writer. Start your day with delicious pastries provided by Grand Central Baking Company, coffee, tea and the written word. Attend one, attend them all.
Thursday workshops, 9am - 11am:
2014: Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
Sunday workshops, 10am - Noon:
2014: Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26
[No Sunday workshops in Nov or Dec]
Fee: $10 - $30 sliding scale, per workshop.
Registration: Pre-registration requested. Email your name, phone number and date(s) of workshop(s) you would like to attend.
Please bring: a journal, notebook or composition book and a favorite pen.
Seasoned Writers' Writing Workshop
Adults who have participated in 2+ of our writing workshops in partnership with social service agencies and our Write On: Returning Writers workshop are eligible for this program. Click here for dates, details and updates.
133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 304, Portland, OR 97204
"If you haven't been to a Write Around Portland reading, you're missing out on one of the most engaging, amazing literary events in this city."
is our blog celebrating the William Stafford centennial. It's a place for participants in our 2014 writing workshops to share their work, inspired Stafford's poetry.