Book Clubs

The Book Club is a great opportunity for emerging writers to access great books and a community of other writers with whom to share the experience of reading and discussion. We have a selection of books to share with book club chapters, which generally are comprised of 5-10 readers.  We provide the books and, if a chapter prefers, we also share discussion questions and can even provide a moderator to help facilitate discussion.  A chapter can be part of a workshop, or simply a group of interested readers.

Project Objectives:

  • Open discussion regarding literatures and new novels
  • Networking between readers
  • Take a breath from daily routine and technology and explore the pleasure of reading and sharing.
  • Promote reading and creative thinking among young readers
  • Share knowledge and experiences

Project Target Group

  1. A book club for teenagers which we hold up in our building in Birzeit twice a month
  2. An adult book club held once a month in Ramallah.


Promoting reading in schools :

This program works with schools where the trainers initiate a Story Group, which aims to promote the habit of reading among students, encouraging them to adopt continuous free reading, and developing critical and creative skills by discussing the contents of the book. Through this project, PWW organizes reading promotion activities in schools in different areas of Palestine. This project depends on reading and creative writing workshops, opening communication bridges between the schools’ students and authors. In addition, we use our relations with local publishers to develop mobile libraries in each school we work with. We coordinate annually with the Ministry of Education and local publishers to implement this program successfully.

Project Objectives

  • Promote creative reading and critical thinking among youth as well as motivating them to enjoy reading as a regular habit.
  • Activate school and public libraries by encouraging youth to interact with experienced writers in order to transfer knowledge and expertise.
  • Develop youth’s ability to express themselves by urging them to shed feelings of fear, norms, and tradition.
  • Provide tool to create dialogue within a cultural framework. Groups discuss texts and host writers who facilitate conversation, listening, and discussion among the students based on logical arguments. They further aim to foster mutual respect between the students.

                Project Target Group: 10th and 11th grade students at female and male government schools.

These are samples of previous activities in this project:

Promote reading in Bethlehem phase1

In March 2014 , Maya Abu Al Hayyat and Anas Abu Rahme young writers, concluded 8 promote reading meetings in 4 girls schools and 4 boys schools in Bethlehem province (200 students). This project is funded by Sacramento Bethlehem Sister City foundation.

 Promote reading in Bethlehem phase2

In October 2014, Maya Abu Al Hayyat and Anas Abu Rahme, led 6 promote reading meetings in new 4 girls schools and new 2 boys schools, in Bethlehem province. This project is funded by Sacramento Bethlehem Sister city foundation.