Founded in 2007, the Guttery is an invitation-only group of writers from the Portland, OR area.

We are dedicated to learning and sharing the art and craft of writing.  Our membership includes poets, memoirists, short story writers, and novelists.  Each week, we meet to discuss the original work of two of our members, providing detailed written and oral critiques.  These critiques are geared to help authors in the painstaking task of preparing work for submission and publication, while still seeking to preserve the aesthetic vision of each individual writer.

We provide both an intelligent audience and a sense of fellowship for our writers, and work to dispel the common, frustrating scenario of writing in a vacuum.

You will find us at open mics, panel discussions, poetry readings, and on live radio.  And on book tours.

If you would like to contact us, please email us at hello @