Write to Publish

Write to Publish

Date(s) - 02/15/2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson St --Portland

Ooligan Press invites you to Write to Publish: The New Adult Revolution—learn how to get published!

Portland State University’s Ooligan Press is excited to announce its sixth annual Write to Publish conference, to be held on February 15, 2014 at the Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year’s theme, The New Adult Revolution, will feature a variety of authors and publishing professionals, including Kelly Williams Brown, Jamie S. Rich, Allison Moon, and Chris Roberson, speaking about publishing and discussing the twenty-something demographic and how their stories can be told authentically. The conference will be catered by Anna Bannanas Café, California Pizza Kitchen, and KIND Bars. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/tickets-and-registration or at the door; prices are $35 for students and $80 for non-students.

Write to Publish is a unique writers’ conference focused on publishing. This year, acclaimed author Kelley Williams Brown (Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps) is facilitating a workshop that will cover the basics of getting published—including how to navigate the industry as an author, how to pitch a manuscript, and how to speak with agents, editors, and publicists. This year’s keynote speech will be made by Allison Moon on self-publishing your novel. Eight different panels will feature writers and professionals speaking about their personal experiences and giving advice; these panels will explore a variety of topics, such as the writer-editor relationship, transmedia marketing, and breaking into the comics publishing scene. In addition, local vendors from the publishing industry will contribute their knowledge and services to attendees; we’ll feature representatives from MindBuck Media, Gertrude Press, Cogitate Studios, MacGregor Literary Agency, the Portland Review, and more. As in years past, Write to Publish promises to help demystify the publishing process by offering insight, resources, and encouragement for burgeoning writers.

Authors and publishing professionals attending the conference this year include:
Kelly Williams Brown
Allison Moon
Chris Roberson
Jamie S. Rich
Jemiah Jefferson
Angel Punk
Jessica Glenn
Jen Van Meter
Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Emi Lenox
Becky Hawkins
Karelia Stetz-Waters
Fiona Kenshole
Aron Nels Steinke
Jen Violi
Cogitate Studios
MindBuck Media
MacGregor Literary Agency
Gertrude Press
The Portland Review
PSU Bookstore

Write to Publish is hosted by Ooligan Press, a nonprofit trade press run by students of Portland State University’s graduate program in book publishing. In addition to producing high quality books that celebrate the rich literary tradition of the Pacific Northwest, Ooligan is committed to teaching the art and craft of publishing. Students at Ooligan study all aspects of the publishing industry under the direction of professional faculty and staff. Matching the spirit of Write to Publish, Ooligan graduates are concerned with helping writers become published authors.

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