Mission: The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students’ stories. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for success.
Offers: writing workshops to teach creative writing skills, poetry, essay writing and other topics. Young people often produce writing pieces that are published in books sold by the Telling Room.
Offers tutoring support and help writing college essays; hosts book-making workshops and workshops on photography; and takes field trips for writing inspiration.