In-Person Creative Writing Workshops

By popular demand, we’re excited to announce that Resonate: A BIPOC Writing Circle will now offer in-person writing opportunities in Portland, OR!

Like our online offerings, our in-person workshops are FREE for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community!

Why Meet in-person?

We know that there’s a lack of meeting spaces for the BIPOC community to connect and share stories. And there aren’t many writing workshops that elevate writing as a way to decompress.

Many folks who have written with us online have expressed interest in meeting in-person. We hope you’ll join us!


Led by a Write Around Portland facilitator of color, Resonate consists of writing, sharing, and giving strengths-based feedback to each other. No preparation or experience in writing is required! Resonate is a great way to unlock your creativity, build or maintain a writing practice, and get some writing done!

* Please note that this program is reserved exclusively for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. If you’re looking for a space to write and do not identify as BIPOC, all writers are invited to join us at Freewrite or Prompt!

Second Sundays of every month

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Hosted at Alder Commons (4212 NE Prescott St.)

In-Person workshop details

Who is this for?

This workshop is exclusively for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The workshop is open to all types of writing and for all levels of writers — whether you journal daily, are dabbling in creative writing, or want to restart your writing practice.


All Resonate workshops are free! You do have the option to donate to support this program.

Date & Time

We selected Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 PM for this initial set of offerings. If you’re interested but the time or the day doesn’t work for you, please let us know by registering. On the registration page, there’s a field that says, “I’m interested, but I can’t make it because…”

The Facility

Our in-person workshops will be held at:

Alder Commons

4212 NE Prescott St.

Portland, OR 97218

Alder Commons is located next to the NE 42nd Ave. and Prescott bus line. The NE Prescott stop of Trimet Bus 75 is right at the intersection. For more information on using public transportation to get to workshop, go to or call 503-238-RIDE.

The facility is a single-story, ADA-accessible building with 1 van-accessible ADA parking space and 2 ADA-accessible restrooms.

Face masks are required for all indoor spaces for ages 2 and up (as able.) We will provide face masks for all. You may briefly remove your mask to sip a drink with consent of the people in your immediate area. No more than 20 people will be allowed in the space.


We may be able to offer guided playtime for children while you’re in workshop! When registering, please mark that you would like guided playtime and we will circle back to confirm that we have a volunteer available for you.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes! Feel free to bring a friend even if they aren’t registered in advance. All BIPOC folx are welcome!

Do I need to write about my identity?

Absolutely not! Whatever you write is up to you — subject matter, point of view, tone, genre, etc. Your facilitator will provide prompts to help spur more ideas.

Other questions or concerns?

Please contact us at or 503-796-9224.

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