Write to Publish: Write What You Know
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm




Portland State University’s Ooligan Press is excited to announce its fifth annual Write to Publish conference, to be held on February 23, 2013 at the NASCC, 710 SW Jackson St. Portland, OR 97201. This year’s theme, Write What You Know, will feature local nonfiction authors including Floyd Skloot, Kristian Williams, and Lidia Yuknavitch.


Write to Publish is a unique writers’ conference focused on publishing. This year, workshops will cover the basics of getting published in the nonfiction genre, and a panel of writers will speak about their personal experiences navigating the industry. In addition, local vendors from the publishing industry will contribute their knowledge and services to attendees. As in years past, Write to Publish promises to help demystify the publishing process by offering insight, resources, and encouragement for burgeoning writers.

Portland State University Alumni can attend at student rates.

Write to Publish is hosted by Ooligan Press, a nonprofit trade press run by students of Portland State University’s Book Publishing graduate program. In addition to producing high quality books celebrating 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. In the spirit of Write to Publish, Ooligan graduates are concerned with helping writers become published authors.

Additional authors/editors/agents attending the conference this year include:

  • Kristy Athens
  • Joe Bianco
  • Paul Collins
  • Betsy Amster
  • Michael Munk
  • Sheridan McCarthy
  • Sean Davis
  • R. Gregory Nokes
  • Dennis Stovall
  • Vinnie Kinsella
  • Roosevelt High School students’ publishing program, Unique Ink