There’s a lot that goes into making an event, whether you’re hosting a one-day event like a conference, a simple one hour event, or an entire week’s worth of activities. What makes a event successful? These are three simple tips that will help.
From intimate readings to established conferences and book festivals, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months arranging opportunities for the world—at least our Pacific Northwest corner of it—to meet our books and their authors. There have been plenty of volunteer schedules to fill, promotional marketing and social media posts to plan, and boxes of books to cart to and fro. In return for that work, we’ve watched our authors delight and charm audiences while their books are admired, applauded, and carried away to new homes. So where in the world have we found Ooligan authors this fall?
Summer is upon us, and with it comes conference season. There is a spattering of writer’s conferences throughout the year, most of them small-scale, but the warm, golden days of summer are simply packed with events to keep you in the air conditioning and away from the beach. Conferences are unique events where writers, agents, […]
In book publishing, there are plenty of conferences to attend. As students, we drool at the stories about celebrity sightings and big prize giveaways at BEA. Some of us have the budget and time to make our way to some regional gems like AWP, and everyone can agree that the conference experience is an excellent […]
Go to a writers conference. You hear it over and over again. The sage advice of the ages: If you want to be a writer, you need to go to conferences. And it’s true. Writers conferences are the place to learn about publishing, hone your craft, make connections with agents and editors, and generally be […]
Like many (if not all) of my peers at Ooligan Press, I want to be a published author. The program provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the publishing industry, but most of us who want to write professionally need to supplement our Ooligan education with critique groups, professional development training, and conferences. My interest […]