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"The Ins and Outs of Publishing" with Joy Harris, Whitney Otto and Chelsea Cain at PSU
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 6:00pm
What: Portland State's Liteary Arts Council presents "The Ins and Outs of Publishing," with Joy Harris, Whitney Otto and Chelsea Cain discussing agenting and publishing as they relate to writers of both fiction and nonfiction.

Joy Harris is a New York-based literary agent. During her 26 years in the publishing industry, Harris has worked with numerous reputable authors, many of whom she has represented since their first published work.

Chelsea Cain is the author of a weekly column in the Oregonian, the Nancy Drew parody Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, and Heartsick, a novel inspired by the true story of the Green River Killer's capture.

Whitney Otto is the author of How to Make an American Quilt, a New York Times bestseller which was also turned into a movie produced by Steven Spielberg. She has written three other novels, Now You See Her, The Passion Dream Book, and A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity.

Wednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238 (1825 W. Broadway).

Cost: The talk is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information or any questions please contact Literary Arts coordinator Lori Huskey at or the PSU English Department at 503-725-3521.

Portland State University's Literary Arts Council works to provide its students and the local community the opportunity to hear and meet authors of various literary genres such as poetry literary nonfiction and literary fiction. The literary readings and lectures are free, accessible and promote an intimate setting for students to talk with regionally and nationally known writers.