The Attic named Best of Portland in 2006:

Willamette Week's Best of Portland

The Oregonian Q & A with David Biespiel



Attic Teachers interviewed & in the news:

Interview with David Biespiel on Cloudy Day Art

Review in The New York Times of Merridawn Duckler's C'Opera

Interview with Shanna Germain in

Feature on Martha Gies in Portland Tribune

Interview with Ariel Gore in Oregon Literary Review

Various reviews & interviews with Marc Acito

Interview with Liz Prato in Sub Tropics magazine

Live discussion with Bill Donahue at



Willamette Week's WW's Course Catalogue for Adult Education

Anthology by Attic students: How to Leave a Place

The City Club of Portland panel discussion with David Biespiel on literary Portland

Southeast Examiner: "Writer's Space Stiumulates Literary Work"

The Oregonian: "If You Love to Write..."


The Attic is listed in: 

Portland Oregon Business Directory


A Statement of Our Values

The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.