For authors and artists who don’t have access to publishing technology or spaces to create, print, and publish their work, there are distinct barriers to doing what they love. However, there is an incredible nonprofit organization right here in Portland that seeks to break down these barriers and make publishing affordable and accessible to all.
When thinking about a writing career, the first words that come to mind are usually not “conferences” or “networking.” While it’s a romantic notion to imagine authors holed up in cabins producing great works of literature all on their own, the truth is that the writing community is vibrant, collaborative, and surprisingly social. Writing conferences in particular have become an indispensable resource for anyone looking to stay connected to what’s current in the industry. Literary culture is constantly evolving, and conferences and other large-scale gatherings offer writers, publishing professionals, and other producers a chance to connect and learn from each other. Listed below are some of the great writing conferences around the state that Oregon authors should be sure to check out.
The Write to Publish team has been hard at work planning all of the content that will be in this year’s conference, and we have passed several milestones that mean time is passing and the conference planning is coming along! The biggest news is that we have decided on the programming we will be offering […]
Well everybody, Write to Publish is over. Kellie and I worked on this event for about nine months, but it sometimes felt much longer. The amount of tiny details that needed to be thought of, written down, and planned for was completely insane. Do we have napkins? Enough of them? Will the attendees need spoons […]
On an early November morning, I awoke eager to divide my day working for Literary Arts in the morning and Ooligan Press in the afternoon. After a quiet MAX ride, I made my way to the lobby of the Portland Art Museum’s historic Mark Building, where I found two other Wordstock volunteers awaiting instructions. Wordstock […]
Write to Publish is happening on January 31, 2015—the end of this month. That means we have about three weeks left to prepare. Yikes! Honestly, though, these last three weeks are not as stressful as I imagined they would be. We’ve spent the last year preparing for this conference (almost 365 days for less than […]