Write to Publish
Write to Publish 2016 will be held on January 30, at the Smith Memorial Student Hall. The conference starts at 9:00am and goes to 5:30pm, with a possible meet & greet afterwards. Thank you so much to everyone who attended or helped out with Write to Publish 2015. We raised over $5,000 for Ooligan Press and helped people make valuable connections for the future.
Registration is now open for Write to Publishing 2016! Visit the Write to Publish Registration Site for more information and to register for the conference.
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, vendors, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals, as well as raffles and writing contests with exciting prizes. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.
Chris Morey is the owner and publisher of Dark Regions Press, a specialty horror publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Chris Morey has edited the works of Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Tom Piccirilli, and Jeff Strand, among many others. He participated in Write to Publish 2015 as a panelist, speaking on crowdfunding. Here, he touches . . . Read more »
T-minus six-ish months until Write to Publish 2016! We are already well into the planning stages of the writing conference and have been working tirelessly to secure exciting raffle donations, knowledgeable panelists, and amazing vendors. Arthur Bradford First off, we are ridiculously excited to announce that Arthur Bradford has agreed to be our keynote speaker! . . . Read more »
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 »
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.