October 2: Write Around Portland & Design Within Reach Present XY&Z Charity Benefit


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A Word Art Extravaganza including classic word games and Write Around originals. Speed scrabble, mad libs, Word Poker, group novellas on old typewriters, and others.

  • Silent Auction of journals designed by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding, She & Him, Amy Ruppel, Kevin Samsel, Tim DuRoche and others.
  • A signature cocktail. Food by Vibrant Table and Provvista Specialty Foods.

XY&Z will be held on Saturday, October 2 from 7:30-10:00 pm at Design Within Reach (1200 NW Everett). It is a celebration of writing and a benefit to support Write Around's programs and events.

All proceeds from this event support Write Around Portland's unique model of writing workshops, published anthologies, and community readings offered at no-charge to people living with AIDS, veterans living with PTSD, survivors of domestic violence, adults and youths in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions, low-income seniors, incarcerated adults, teen parents, and others who may not have access to writing in community because of income, isolation, or other barriers.

We are grateful to XY&Z sponsors Design Within Reach, Stoel Rives, Powell's Books, Glimmer Train Press, Providence Health & Services, Celilo Group Media, White Horse, Culinate and Vibrant Table.

Tickets available at www.writearound.org or 503-796-9224. Tickets start at $50

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to connect the diverse people of our city.