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Please join us at our Fall Reading on December 14, 2022!

Free and open to all. Click here for more information!

Ways to Connect with us!

As we begin holding more in-person experiences, we’ll need more volunteers to support our work. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) online creative writing workshops led by BIPOC facilitators every second and fourth Friday.

We have also relaunched our online workshops open to all on 2nd Thursdays and 4th Tuesdays.

Follow @writearoundpdx on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and watch for writing prompts, pieces from our participants and other inspirations!

Interested in exploring online, in-person or by-mail creative writing workshops at your agency? Fill out our contact form.

Latest COVID-19 Update: The Write Around Portland office is open and back to welcoming the community in-person. Face coverings are required and calling ahead to make an appointment is encouraged. Everyone working or volunteering in-person on behalf of Write Around Portland will follow these guidelines, which include providing proof of vaccination and wearing a face covering while working.

Our 59th Anthology, Moon Leaps, is about navigating lightness and darkness, about wisdom gained, about leaning into the creative self and the healing power awaiting us there. 

Copies will be for sale at our December 14th Reading.

Cost is  $12 for the general public and $6 for active workshop participants. Post-reading Moon Leaps, along with past anthologies, will be available through the website and at select local booksellers. 





We hold free creative writing workshops in hospitals, shelters, senior centers, prisons, schools and treatment facilities, as well as online.



We publish the stories of people who are often unheard in professionally-designed books. These books connect writers from our workshops with readers from the public.                                                                                                               


We celebrate and create access to stories we aren’t hearing elsewhere through our community readings. These readings promote respect and include diverse voices.