Portland is a writing city, with many organizations focused on the craft. Here's a brief list to highlight a small sampling. Literary Portland The people behind Old Pal, a journal devoted to literature and art, maintain this fairly comprehensive list of all things literary in the Portland area. Write at the library Library Writers Project Every year, Multnomah County Library places a call for submissions from local authors who would like to see their books added to the library’s e-book collection. Writing groups, workshops, and classes Attic Institute Workshops, classes, and individual consultation about writing projects. Corporeal Writing Bestselling writer and teacher Lidia Yuknavitch’s groundbreaking workshop practice. Creative Writing Groups in Portland on Meetup Find a wide variety of writing groups, many free to join. Literary Arts They award the annual Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships and offer writing workshops, readings and more. They are also the library’s partner on Everybody Reads. Multnomah Arts Center Writing classes are listed under Literary Arts. Write Around Portland Offers free creative writing workshops in social service settings. You can also apply to lead workshops. Membership organizations Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) Provides affordable access to space, tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork. They also have an annual residency program for artists and writers of color. Oregon Poetry Association Oregon’s oldest and largest literary organization offers community, contests, and conferences. Oregon Writers Colony Community, conferences and workshops, and the use of a beach house writing retreat. Rose City Romance Writers Educates, supports and mentors published and unpublished romance writers. Willamette Writers The largest writers organization in the Pacific Northwest. Hosts regular meetings for the exchange of ideas related to writing and craft. Local publishers Forest Avenue Press Publishes literary fiction and memoir. Winner of two Oregon Literary Fellowships from Literary Arts. Microcosm Publishing Specializes in nonfiction DIY (Do-It-Yourself) books, zines and decks that focus on the reader and teach self-empowerment. Ooligan Press A Portland State University graduate student-run trade press. Ooligan partners with the library to publish selections from The Library Writers Project in print. Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Connect with publishers and keep up with Northwest book news, especially indie stores and authors. Sasquatch Books Publishes books by writers, artists, chefs, naturalists and thought leaders in the Pacific Northwest and on the West Coast.