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Writers Bloc

A Comics' Happy Hour Workshop

Calling all new and seasoned comics! Join us Tuesdays between 5 and 8pm for food and drink, camaraderie, and to workshop your material with fellow comedians. We’ve hand-picked established comics to hang out for one-on-one sessions with newer comics, providing feedback on your work.

Free admission to the evening’s homegrown show is included as a perk for all participants, calendar permitting.

How to Participate

Just show up, no registration required! Writers Bloc takes place in our Hawthorne Lounge's back corner.


Is Writers Bloc free?
Yes, attendance is free. Our goal in creating Writers Bloc is to offer a free service to the community, affording comedians old and new the opportunity to hone their craft among friends and contemporaries in a fun, low-key atmosphere.

Can I attend without scheduling a session?
Of course! All are welcome. Comics are encouraged to come to Writers Bloc to workshop material in whatever capacity they choose.

Who are the veteran comedians heading up Writers Bloc?
For each session, we'll bring in a well-established comedian from the Portland comedy scene or further abroad to field questions, provide feedback on your material, and help you with your writing and writing process.

How frequently will Writers Bloc occur?
Writers Bloc will be in session most Tuesdays, barring scheduling conflicts.

When and where do I check in upon arrival?
Check in at our box office 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session. Late arrivals may not be honored.