Launching a KidLit Festival requires a lot of work, planning, and risk-taking—even for a UNESCO City of Literature like Seattle. But how can success be measured?
Picture this: You sit down with your morning coffee and routinely check your social media site of choice—in this case Twitter. Lo and behold, the trending topic of that dreary November morning is none other than (surprise!) Amazon’s new brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, Washington. Your heart sinks, and suddenly that morning coffee doesn’t quite taste […]
Within just a few weeks of each other, two comics-related events were held this spring in Seattle and Portland, offering different opportunities for fans and creators alike to celebrate nerd culture and embrace comic art and illustration. As a comics fan and editor, I was excited to have easier access to comics conventions after moving […]
With the release date of Ooligan’s upcoming book, tentatively titled Mastersounds, quickly approaching, we prepare to once again look at how our cultural history has shaped this place we call home. Mastersounds will show the rich history of jazz throughout the Pacific Northwest with a specific focus on Seattle and Portland. This new text, written […]
Big things are happening for The Wax Bullet War this summer! It’s Sean Davis’s August readings blitz. During the first week of the month alone, Sean had four readings scheduled in ten days, in cities all over the Pacific Northwest: Bend, Seattle, Tacoma, and then back home to Portland. I recently had the pleasure of […]
Greetings, all! As many of you probably know, Ooligan Press recently attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, and there’s a lot to report. It was a great experience for everyone involved: Ooligan Press, Portland State’s book publishing program, and all of us hooligans who trekked up north […]