Write Around Portland

Year Round


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Write Around Portland

Write Around Portland changes lives through the power of writing. We hold free creative writing workshops in hospitals, shelters, senior centers, prisons, schools and treatment facilities. We publish the stories of our workshop participants in professionally-designed books, connecting 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.

We believe everyone can be a writer and benefit from and contribute to their community through the literary arts. In any life, especially one lived in poverty or isolation, there is a vital need for art, community and joy.

We also hold workshops for a fee, which allow participants to experience the power of writing in community while supporting the communities we serve.