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 in today's cultural and political environment. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We condemn all acts of racism, sexism, ableism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and language 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. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with diverse identities. We understand that to know the world is to write a better world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming social justice, diversity, and open inquiry.