Free Readings Celebrate Write Around Portland's 20th Year

2019 is a big year! Our own Attic Institute is turning 20, and so is Write Around Portland. WAP runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies - so that people of all ages and backgrounds can come together, learn from one another and bond over what makes us uniquely human. 

And you can help them celebrate! Write Around Portland invites the public to attend one or both of their free community readings featuring powerful work written by participants in their spring 2019 writing workshops. Readers will include adults in recovery; youth in alternative high school and therapeutic school settings; youth experiencing homelessness; adults living with disabilities; members of low-income housing and assisted living communities and many others.

Admission to both readings is FREE, but donations of any amount are accepted to support the work of Write Around Portland. We will also be collecting donations of new journals for writers in our fall 2019 workshops. ADA-accessible. If other accommodations needed to attend, please contact the Write Around Portland office at 503-796-9224 one week before the scheduled event.

Reading 1
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201 located at the Goose Hollow MAX stop.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16th, 6:30–8:30pm

Reading 2
WHERE: The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233 one block from the Max Blue Line. 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:30–8:30pm

Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase for $12.