Inspiring workshops for every writer  

All PDX Writers Workshops are currently online!

PDX Writers facilitates online workshops,
in-person workshops, and retreats
that generate great writing.
We offer craft and prompt-driven workshops
​for new and seasoned writers.  

We practice the Amherst Writers and Artists framework (AWA). Our workshop facilitators provide prompts, everyone writes for a set amount of time, and then we share our new words aloud. Following the set of guidelines provided by AWA, we respond to each piece, telling what we like, what’s strong, and what we remember.

Read more about how our workshops operate here.

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Current & Upcoming Workshops

All times PST

Online Saturday Morning Writes
10 am - 12 pm, $20 each workshop

Online Weekly Practice 

  • Thursday Afternoons with Alida Sept 2-30  
  • Thursday Evenings with Jennifer September 16-October 14
  • Friday Mornings with Alida Sept 3-Oct 1 

Online Monthly Manuscript Critique workshop

  • October 17, November 21, December 19, January 16

Featured Workshops 

One-on-One Memoir Writing and Development

One-on-One Geography of Grief

both are a combination online course with personal coaching

Upcoming Retreats





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