Write Around Portland changes lives through the power of writing. We run a creative writing and publishing program in partnership with social service agencies for people experiencing poverty, trauma, discrimination and isolation. Our program supports mental health and wellness, builds community and amplifies the voices we need to hear.
Bottom Line for Portland
During the many challenges of this year, Write Around Portland has continued to show up for our most impacted community members. This year we created a mail-based writing program to support folks without home computer access, ran virtual workshops for incarcerated youth and amplified the voices of local Black writers. Your Give! Guide contribution supports our work to build more respect, writing and community for all.
"I write to relieve stress. I write to tell a story I can't say with words. To express emotion: joy, sorrow, grief, pain, happiness, loss. I write to give people the chance to see the world through my eyes." – Zariya, Write Around Portland participant