PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Some Roosevelt High School students were at The Heathman Hotel Wednesday signing copies of their book, "Where the Roses Smell the Best."
The book release party was just like one from any accomplished author, but this time the students did more than just write.
The book, a literary anthology about Portland, was produced by the high school's writing and publishing center. The students learned everything from how to email professionals in the writing industry to designing the book's cover.
Students wrote pieces and solicited submissions from noted writers in the Portland area.
"It truly takes a community to do what they've done with our students -- to publish this book, honor their work, brought authors across the community together," said principal Charlene Williams. "Raised a sense of pride, authenticity to what students are doing."
The Heathman Hotel is now carrying the book in its library and has it for sale at the hotel. All the proceeds go back to Roosevelt High School.
Visitors to the hotel will get a unique spin on what Portland's all about.
"It's a true jam," said recent graduate Jocelyn Loyd. "It represents Portland and all that it has to offer the world."
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