This February, Ooligan Press will be hosting its sixth annual Write to Publish, a unique writers' conference focused on demystifying the publishing process and putting burgeoning writers face-to-face with some amazing authors and industry professionals.
This year’s theme is The New Adult Revolution and will feature a selection of spectacular guests discussing the twenty-something demographic and how their stories can be told authentically. Eight different panels will explore a variety of topics, such as the writer-editor relationship, transmedia marketing, and breaking into the comics publishing scene.
Highlights include a writing workshop with acclaimed author Kelley Williams Brown (Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps), during which Kelley 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. Additionally, this year’s keynote speech will be made by Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Authors Fellow Allison Moon (Hungry Ghost) on self-publishing your novel.
Local vendors from the publishing industry will also be in attendance to contribute their knowledge and services, including representatives from MindBuck Media, Gertrude Press, Cogitate Studios, MacGregor Literary Agency, the Portland Review, and more.
Did we mention they'll be food as well? The conference will be catered by Anna Bananas Café, California Pizza Kitchen, and KIND Bars with coffee provided by Starbucks—four venues with fabulous refreshments to help keep you energized throughout the day.
All set to attend? Here are some the important details to write down:
Who: Ooligan Press
What: Write to Publish: The New Adult Revolution
When: February 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Native American Student and Community Center at PSU (710 SW Jackson St)
Why: To demystify the publishing process by offering insight, resources, and encouragement for burgeoning writers
Ready to register? 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.
If you have any additional questions regarding the conference, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.