Publications & Writers
Featured writers: Neema and Zawadi Doti
Neema and Zawadi Doti, age 15, are twin sisters. Their family, originally from Kenya, moved to Portland five years ago as refugees from Ethiopia. Portland is starting to feel like home, though Zawadi can’t get used to the cold or the rain. Learn more about Neema and Zawadi and their 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
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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.
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
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