Book Publishing Program at PSU Hosts Open House
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Place: Native American Community Center
Portland State University
710 SW Jackson Street
Portland, OR 97201
Time: Noon - 6 pm
How is a book made? Who decides on the design? How can I get published?
The public is invited to get the answers to these and other questions about book publishing at an Open House November 7th sponsored by Portland State University's Ooligan Press.
There will be visual displays on all aspects of the publishing process and opportunities to talk with teachers, authors, and students as well as graduates of the program. The event features
presentations on book design, children's books, working with editors, marketing a book, how the book publishing industry works, and in particular what Ooligan Press looks for when acquiring manuscripts from authors as well as community organizations. Working with the community is important to the press, and book partners to date have included the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Croatian Government, PSU's Geography Department, and the Arlington Club.
Background on Ooligan Press:
It is part of the only publishing program in the country with a Master's Degree that includes a student-run press. The 6-year old program currently has a list of 12 books with 6 more to be published this year.
With guidance from 11 teachers who are all experienced publishing professionals, students gain hands-on experience in running the Press, from acquiring manuscripts and editing to book design and
marketing. Graduates have started their own publishing companies and literary agencies; teach in the program; and work as book editors and designers.
Members of The Friends of Ooligan Press (FOOP) will be on hand and books will be for sale. The Open House is free and open to the public. Schedule updates will be posted on events at