Archive | May, 2010

Write to Publish 2010 a Great Success

25 May

As a grad student working for Ooligan Press at Portland State University, I devoted last weekend to Write to Publish, Ooligan’s writing conference. It was a great success!

The first day  (May 22) consisted of workshops run by Dennis Stovall, founder of Ooligan Press; Sarah Berry and Marty Brown, PSU
publishing instructors; YA novelist Sara Ryan; Vinnie Kinsella of Deklaration Editing; literary agent Bernadette Baker-Baughman; Bo Johnson of Boiler Hat Comics; Ali McCart of Indigo Editing; Michael Clark, copyright lawyer; Aaron Colter of Dark Horse Comics; Brett Warnock of Top Shelf Productions.

The second day (May 23) consisted of an industry mingle at the Smith Memorial Ballroom at PSU. Vendors from mostly local publishing-related businesses had booths, and guest authors onstage talked about writing. The guest authors were: Virginia Euwer Wolf, Ursula K. LeGuin, Chuck Palahniuk, Deborah Hopkinson, Lilith Saintcrow, and Shannon Wheeler. LeGuin and Saintcrow gave especially helpful advice for writers trying to get published.

Lilith Saintcrow and Sara Ryan have since blogged about the event:

http://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/journal/

http://sararyan.com/

Author/Editor Brown Bag Lunch at Write to Publish

19 May

Authors and editors, you are welcome to attend the Write to Publish Author and Editor Luncheon taking place on Saturday, May 22 from noon to 1pm. The luncheon will be held at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Student Union room 328. I have included the full list of authors and editors below. The format of the discussion will be three sets of authors and editors talking about their experiences working together. It is a brown bag luncheon, so please grab something at the Farmers’ Market, or bring a lunch from home.

Paricipants:

Loretta Stinson, author of Little Green
Sid Miller, author of Dot-to-Dot, Oregon and Ooligan
Press editor, Kelsey Parpart
Michale Munk, author of The Portland Red
Guide
and Ooligan Press editor, Amanda Gomm

Get your tickets to the Oolicon: Write to Publish conference May 22 & 23 and learn about the process of getting your writing published. To purchase tickets, please contact the Portland State University box office at (503) 725-3307.

Write to Publish Video

18 May

Watch the Write to Publish manifesto video!

Get your tickets to the Oolicon: Write to Publish conference May 22 & 23 and learn about the process of getting your writing published. To purchase tickets, please contact the Portland State University box office at (503) 725-3307.

Ursula K. LeGuin and Chuck Pahlaniuk are among the guest speakers on May 23!