Date(s) - 01/31/2015
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway --Portland
Demystify the Publishing Process during Write To Publish!
Portland, OR – Ooligan Press is proud to announce their seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015. This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference is sponsored by PubSlush, a global crowd-funding platform for publishers and authors alike. John Mutter, founder of Shelf Awareness, will give the keynote speech.
Write to Publish is a rare conference, one that devotes its entire presence to demystifying the publishing process. This year’s panel topics include: how to write about difficult subjects, straight talk about contracts and rights, and how to create a professional platform, among others. Speakers include Vinnie Kinsella, publications consultant for Indigo Editing; Nicole McArdle, marketing director for PubSlush; and Shannon Wheeler, a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Dark Horse. Workshops will feature editing and design tips. Authors will be able to sign up to pitch story ideas to both publishers and agents. Vendors will provide their own personal insight into the publishing world, as well as food and drinks, and attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle filled with fun, local prizes.
Write to Publish is hosted by Ooligan Press, a nonprofit publishing house run by graduate students within Portland State University’s Book Publishing program. Ooligan Press publishes quality titles celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant book culture and also serves as a teaching platform for students.
Tickets are on sale now; early purchasers will receive a 20% discount on full-price tickets. College and high school students also eligible for discounted tickets. For more information, head over to http://ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/ or email [email protected]