Write to Publish
Thank you so much to everyone who attended or helped out with Write to Publish 2015. It was a great success! We raised over $5,000 for Ooligan Press and helped people make valuable connections for the future. For a full recap of this year’s events, see the “Updates” section below. Ooligan is in the process of hiring new project managers for next year; expect to hear from the new team in a month or two about Write to Publish 2016!
About the Conference
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.
Between jobs, classes, homework, and Ooligan Press, graduate students in Portland State University’s Book Publishing program are busy as hell. But there’s one Oolie who puts even the best of us to shame. Name: Melanie Figueroa Term: Last Origin: Placentia, California Alma mater: California State University, Long Beach Bachelor’s degree: English Rhetoric and Composition (and . . . Read more »
Hello, everyone. I hope you’re having a good week. This will be the last Write to Publish post from the Melanie/Brandon management team. Thanks for spending time with us and reading our rambles about the project. We had a good time, and as exciting as it is for us to move on to other things, . . . Read more »
On January 31, 2015, I had the pleasure of being a moderator for the “How to Fund Your Creative Project” panel at Write to Publish 2015. The panel brought together Chris Morey, Patrick McDonald, Todd Sattersten, Nicole McArdle, and Leia Weathington to demystify a subject that most creatives find incredibly daunting: funding. The experience was . . . Read more »
Past Write to Publish conferences have focused on the publishing process, self and digital publishing, genre fiction, nonfiction, and New Adult. Over the years, many authors and publishing professionals have attended Write to Publish as panelists and speakers, including Ursula K. LeGuin, Chuck Palahniuk, Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Betsy Amster, Todd Sattersten, Michael McGregor, Paul Collins, Fiona Kenshole, Allison Moon, and more.