Ooligan Press

Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

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    Write to Publish

    Write to Publish

    Write to Publish began as a fundraiser and open house to inform the public about the publishing program at Portland State University and the nonprofit press, Ooligan, at the heart of the program. In 2009, Write to Publish grew into a conference with the goal of demystifying the publishing industry for emerging writers. Each year, Write to Publish provides writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.

    Transmit Culture

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    Transmit Culture (TC) is an ongoing series of lectures and conversations intended to illuminate the ever changing and fascinating publishing industry. This series was created to provide the community and PSU Writing and Publishing students with an opportunity to network and learn from leading publishing professionals. It features a flexible format that starts with a Q&A between two professionals, lecture, or panel discussion, and concludes with questions from the audience. If you’re interested, you can find out more about upcoming and past Transmit Culture events.


    If you are looking for a calendar of literary events in Portland, Swamp, produced by members of the Portland State University MFA program, is a useful resource.

    Ooligan Events Calendar

    Transmit Culture: MFA vs. NYC

    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Location: University Pointe Building, Room 102, 1955 SW SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR

    Description: The next event in our Transmit Culture lecture series, MFA vs. NYC will feature a debate centered around the two current distinct writing and literary cultures in the United States: the MFA track and the world of New York publishing. Featuring panelists like Betsy Amster, Lee Montgomery, Dan Deweese and Eliot Treichel, it's sure to be an enlightening discussion. All are welcome!


    Another Read Through reading launch

    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: November 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Location: Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, United States


    Forgive Me Launch at Jones Bar

    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Location: Jones Bar, 107 NW Couch St, Portland, OR, United States


    Powell's Reading in Cedar Hills

    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR, United States


    Corvallis Launch at Cloud & Kelley's

    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: December 7, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Cloud & Kelley's



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