Raise Your Pen 2022 is Happening!

Save the Date – we are planning an unforgettable evening of poetry, good eats, and community!

Location: Oregon Contemporary in North Portland

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022  |  Doors at 5:30 PM  |  Program at 7:00 PM

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Community Readings

Twice a year, during our regular programming, Write Around Portland holds readings featuring participants in our free community writing workshops. Our 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. Readings are free, ADA-accessible and open to the public.


Thank you for a wonderful Spring 2022 Community Reading & Book Release Party!

When: This event took place on June 4, 2022.

Where: The Yard at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Cost: Free!


Our first public event since before the pandemic! Writers read their work from the last two years of remote and in-person workshops. These powerful pieces are featured in our latest anthology, Gold and the Dust which you can purchase here.