Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ready, Set, Wordigo!

* Wordigo - October 4th at Design Within Reach
* Featured Writer Celebrates Her Writing Community and Her Birthday
* 18 Fall Workshops Start This Week
* By Popular Demand: A Prompt Workshop at Powell's Just Added on Wednesdays
* Contact Write Around Portland

It's Time to Wordigo!

Join Wordigo Saturday, October 4, at Design Within Reach for an annual benefit and celebration for word lovers like you.
Click here for the details.

What's to love about Wordigo?

Pools of typewriters for you to create your own story
MadLibs written by the best wordsmiths we know
Wordigo Poker invented just for this event
Timeless games like Boggle and Speed Scrabble

And then there's Wordigo's ambiance:
A signature cocktail & delicious desserts and hors d’ouevres
Great music by DJ Safi
A silent auction of Moleskine journals designed by local artists and celebs
Designer furniture in the Pearl District as our backdrop

Where else could you and the rest of Portland’s word lovers have this much fun? Only at Wordigo! Click here to order your Wordigo tickets ($35 - $150) today.

New featured writer celebrates her birthday and her writing community:

"I feel really, really great and honored about being the featured writer," Diane Tamassia, pictured above, told us. "My birthday’s in September, and this is the best birthday present anyone could give, to be featured on a webpage. I am grateful and honored."

"I didn’t write before the workshops, didn’t even think about writing. I was scared to come to the first workshop session."

After participating in the summer workshop at Sisters of the Road Cafe, Diane said, "I learned I can write, and there is nothing to hold people back from writing."

"Write Around Portland is great for people who want to learn about writing and about themselves. It gives feelings of community."
Click here to learn more about this talented writer and read her writing.

Fall workshops start this week:

This week, Write Around Portland launched 18 ten-week writing workshops for adults and youth living with mental illness, survivors of domestic violence, LGBTQ seniors, burn survivors, and many others.

Click here to see a full list of the fall workshops, and mark your calendar now for the fall community reading and anthology release party - December 17th.

By Popular Demand: A Second Prompt Workshop at Powell's Just Added:

"Whether you’ve been writing for eons or have never shared your writing within a group, this experience is not to be missed."
- Rachel Carillo, Prompt Workshop Participant

Write Around Portland is offering a special workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around Portland workshop and support the communities they traditionally serve:

Ten Wednesdays, September 24 - December 3 (skipping November 26)
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside
Cost: $285 (includes free parking, snacks and access to the “bowels of Powells”)
Workshop Facilitator: Sara Guest

Prompt is your chance to write in community with others following the Write Around model while also providing support to writers who might not otherwise have access to writing and community. Registration is limited to 12 adults per workshop (18 and over). Click here for more information and to register.

Contact Write Around Portland
Web: Write Around Portland
Phone: 503.796.9224
Mail: 917 SW Oak St. Suite 406, Portland, OR, 97205

"This workshop has inspired me by opening up my mind to new perspectives."
- Workshop Participant

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