Rooted through Writing: Connecting with Our Spaces, Ourselves, and Our Communities with Write Around Portland

Wednesday, November 01, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Forum Suite

Sponsored by the Creative Writing and Storytelling Section, the Local Learning, the Write Around Portland

Since 1999, Write Around Portland has changed lives through the power of writing. We believe that everyone can be a writer and benefit from and contribute to their community through the literary arts. We also believe that writing is a powerful tool for individual and societal change, self-expression, healing, and the realization of the dignity of one’s self and others. Come learn how Write Around Portland uses writing as a medium to build more humane and just communities by partnering with correctional facilities, affordable housing communities, treatment centers, hospitals, homeless shelters, residential care facilities, and more to bring writing workshops to the people they serve. Join us for a workshop focused on our work in the Portland Metro community, an opportunity to meet some of our facilitators and writers, and a 2-hour creative writing experience using our renowned workshop model. We center generative writing exercises, sharing, and strengths-based feedback to connect to our own stories and each other. Our open genre workshops are perfect for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. You’ll leave with prompts and exercises to engage your writing practice throughout your time in Portland and once you return home. Paper and pens provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite writing tools! Register Now: