Ooligan was approached by a fellow writer and editor who is involved in the Portland literary scene, which is often predominantly white. Where are the Asian, African American, Native American, and Latino writers he knows reside in this city?
In anticipation of the upcoming release of Ricochet River’s twenty-fifth anniversary edition, our intrepid Ooligan team embarked for Estacada, Oregon, to tour the River Mill Dam. On the way to the dam, we met with our author and literary advocate Robin Cody. He guided us down the wooded road to his hometown—the inspiration for Ricochet […]
I recently watched You’ve Got Mail for the first time (I know, I know). If you haven’t seen it yourself, it is about a children’s bookstore owner (Meg Ryan) who exchanges emails with the man opening up a corporate bookstore just around the corner (Tom Hanks), except they don’t know the identity of the other […]
Graduate school is different than college in so many ways. One of the biggest differences is making friends—particularly when you move to a different city. When graduating college, one of the biggest worries that haunted me was how I would make friends in the real world. That worry especially bothered me when I considered that […]
Lately when thinking about Ricochet River, our team has been thinking a lot about change. Living in Portland these days, it’s impossible not to notice the pace of change. Sometimes it seems like the entire city is under construction. Older institutions are closing, and new businesses are popping up like mushrooms. So there’s some comfort […]
I spent my time in the New York City publishing scene sitting in a dark hole. Or, at least, that’s what I—and the three other girls with whom I shared one single table in an incredibly cramped, vaguely-uninhabitable alcove—called it. I had just graduated college, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and was ecstatic about the opportunity to […]