Creative Writing Workshops for all


If you’re looking for accountability and community, join a Prompt workshop!

Deadlines and Accountability

Deadlines and Accountability

With generative writing prompts, encouraging postcards in-between sessions, and a supportive, fun environment, you’ll walk away with a renewed passion for your writing!

New Writer Friends!

New Writer Friends!

Prompt workshops bring together people who share your interests. Gather feedback on your work and build connections for future support in our fast-paced 8-week workshop. 


January Facilitator: Stacy Brewster (he/him)

Stacy Brewster is the author of What We Pick Up: Stories (Buckman, 2021) and a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellow in Drama. His work has appeared in New SouthThe Gay & Lesbian Review WorldwideThe Oregonian, and Gertrude, among many others. He’s volunteered with Write Around Portland since 2007 and run workshops for burn & trauma survivors, seniors with disabilities, as well as workshops in partnership with Oregon Humanities and the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Next Prompt Workshop

Tuesday evenings starting January 31

8 sessions, 7:00-8:30 PM

Offered virtually on Zoom

$195-$395 sliding scale fee

Please pay what you’re able: Your workshop fee directly supports our free writing workshops in low-income housing communities, correctional facilities, hospitals, schools, treatment centers and other social service agencies.

What You'll Get

Newfound Confidence

Write Around Portland’s strengths-focused model ensures you’ll walk away knowing your strengths as a writer.


Stuck in a rut? Prompt workshops keep your pen moving to produce pages of new work you’ll be excited about.

New Connections

Connect with writers and lovers of the written word for future support and guidance.

Who is Prompt For?

Writers of all Levels

Write Around’s model is carefully designed to meet every writer where they’re at. 


Curious about writing? Want to do more of it? Write Around’s generative model is a perfect way to dip your toe in!

Working Writers

Our model is easily adaptable to the production of new work based on your existing project or idea. 

Here’s what past Prompt participants had to say…


Frequently Asked Questions

8 weeks seems like a long time. Why 8 weeks?

Prompt is a special program designed for folks who want to improve their writing and build community with fellow writers. In 8 weeks, you’ll generate tons of new writing, gather feedback from others, and revise a piece for future publication. It’s definitely a sprint, but folks have told us it’s worth it!

What if I have to miss a session?

Simply let your facilitator know. Your facilitator can offer you a self-directed make-up session you can complete at your convenience. 

What if I don't like the workshop?

The first Prompt workshop is FREE! If you don’t enjoy the first session, Write Around Portland will refund you or apply some or all of your workshop fee toward a tax-deductible donation. 

I don't know if this workshop is right for me. How do I decide?

Prompt participants do NOT need to be professional writers or have written anything in the past! This workshop is designed to be as flexible as possible, so everyone from very experienced to very new writers will get a ton out of this experience. We encourage you to give it a try!

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