The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds and a group of his students after a long alliance with the Society for Italic Handwriting in England. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting, one of the oldest calligraphy guilds in the United States.

We offer an extensive workshop program aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at the Menucha Retreat Center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in an annual non-juried show.

Joining the society

Becoming a member of your local calligraphy guild is a great way to find friends, mentors, and professional contacts. Our guild contains some of the area’s most notable and accomplished scribes, as well as a number of newcomers looking to dip their pen for the first time. 

We encourage you and your friends to come and visit us during one of our regular monthly meetings (September-June), and see what all the fuss is about. When you arrive, make sure to tell someone it’s your first time visiting and we’ll be sure to make you feel right at home.

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Upcoming Events

October Member Meeting
Join us for an evening of “Show and Share” presented by our generous members…YOU!
Monday, October 8th, 2018 • 6:30 pm
“Where Fun Shines!” is this year’s theme for the Oregon State Fair, so put some fun into your work and register to exhibit at the State Fair. 
Exhibit registration deadline: August 9th, 2018
Fair opens August 24th and goes through September 3rd

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Upcoming Workshops
PSC proudly presents Annie Cicale and her workshop:
Modernizing Historical Hands: Uncial with Annie Cicale
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th, 2018

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