Write Around Portland
Write Around Portland changes lives through the power of writing.
Bottom Line for Portland
Write Around Portland is a local arts and social action organization, that for 22-years has made Portland a city with more respect, writing and community.
We run a creative writing and publishing program in partnership with social service agencies. We publish our writers through our 5 online platforms, print publications and readings. We also train and mentor writers in leading culturally-responsive and participant-centered writing workshops.
Our work improves mental health, builds community and amplifies the voices and stories of under-represented communities.
“You write something and you like it. You like yourself. You like the community.” - Kit, 2021 Write Around Portland writer
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Write Around Portland is an intersectional organization. Our writers, staff, volunteers and board are new, emerging and established writers from under-represented groups including people living below the federal poverty level, people of color, LGBTQ, women, people living with a disability and people living with mental health diagnoses.
We host free bi-monthly BIPOC writing workshops. We take action each year on our Racial Equity plan. We share resources and engage our community in anti-racist work. We work to advance individual, organizational and sector-wide equity work.
We continue to work towards a more humane, just and equitable world.
Contribute $100 or more and you’ll receive a postcard featuring a Write Around Portland featured writer and a hand-written thank you note.