Publications & Writers
2013 Chinook Book Features Write Around Portland Writers
We're the 2013 Chinook Book's Art Partner! The new book and app are your guides to living well and supporting local, sustainable businesses in Portland. Hundreds of valuable coupons -- along with poetry by Write Around Portland participants -- fill the book and mobile app.
Featured writer Kayte Cookwatts
"There was really a strong sense of community right away," Kayte told us about her workshop at the Zimmerman Community Center for residents of affordable housing. "Everyone was genuinely really happy for you when you wrote something that sounded great. I was just surprised at how close we all got and how easy it was to be open." Click here to learn more about Kayte and to read her writing.
Featured writer archive
Read interviews with all of our monthly featured writers and about the impact Write Around Portland has had on their lives and communities.
Our books and where to buy them
Write Around Portland publishes high-quality and unique books featuring the powerful, engaging writing by participants in our workshops in hospitals, schools, prisons, treatment centers and social service agencies. These anthologies are professionally designed by Precious Bugarin, and more than 80 volunteers help us put each book together.
Books are sold at the bookstores below and are also available for $12 through our office (plus postage and handling, if mailed). Call us at 503.796.9224 for details. Copies of the most current book are generally available for sale 1-2 weeks after their release at the following bookstores for $12:
Some anthologies can also be checked out at some Multnomah County Library branches. You can also request a copy at your local branch.
Older anthologies may also be purchased directly from Write Around Portland for $12 each (plus postage and handling) and some may be available through powells.com.
Chapbook featuring Parkrose School District 5th graders
Have You Seen My buffalo? features writing by forty-five 5th students in the Parkrose School District. Call us to order your copy for $6 + postage (503.796.9224).
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Write Around Portland is featured in Circulating Communities: The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing (Lexington Books). It's the first-ever book about community and college publishing projects across the country, and we're honored to be a part of it.
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"In these pages of a Write Around Portland anthology, you’ll encounter a number of voices that—without the efforts of this worthy organization—might not have been heard..."
- Paulann Petersen,
Poet Laureate of Oregon
"Write around Portland is an organization that makes me proud to be a Portlander. Their anthologies are amazing."
- Ursula K. LeGuin, author