What: A one-day conference connecting writers to the publishing industry
When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 9 am – 6 pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
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.
This year’s Write to Publish conference theme is “A Writer’s Guide to Publishing.”
Smith Memorial Student Union is located near the Parking Structure 1 on the Portland State campus. Visitor parking rates range from $4.00 for hourly rate and $7.00 for weekend full day rate. For more information on campus parking garages and street parking, visit the Transportation and Parking Services page for Portland State University.
Pitch to a Professional
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, Arthur Bradford and more.