Pennies for Poetry

Affordable Creative Writing Workshops

Enrich your creative writing skills; Connect with writers like you.

Pennies for Poetry is a unique creative writing workshop that offers free and low-cost workshops to the Portland community. Workshops are held by writers with publications, and who have or are earning an MFA. These writers open up their doors to writers of any experience who want to write poetry, fiction, or nonfiction in a safe, engaging environment.

8-week workshop rotations beginning September 2014

Please see for workshop times/schedules.

How Much Do the Workshops Cost?

Workshops cost $160 for eight weeks for community members and $120 for students. Drop-in workshops are much cheaper and the fee is paid at the door.

Scholarships are available to writers with financial need!