Publications & Writers
Featured writer: Colleen Utter
Colleen participated in our writing workshop at Macdonald Center. Colleen said of her experience in the workshop, "I didn't know what to expect. I had never done anything like that before. But once I got going, once I got to doing the writing, it was really a lot of fun." Learn more about Colleen and 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.
To Write With Each Other Blog
To Write With Each Other is our blog celebrating the William Stafford centennial, where participants in our 2014 workshops to shared their writing, inspired by the poetry of William Stafford. You'll find information about Williams Stafford and this project on the blog.
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 70 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.
Some of our older anthologies may also be purchased directly from Write Around Portland for $12 each (plus postage and handling, if mailed) and some new and used copies 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,
Former Oregon Poet Laureate
"Write around Portland is an organization that makes me
proud to be a Portlander.
Their anthologies are amazing."
- Ursula K. LeGuin, author