Today Ooligan Press announced that tickets are on sale for this year’s Write to Publish conference. They’ve kindly shared a press release with me, which is below. First, however, I want to say that I’m pleased this year’s W2P is about nonfiction, broadcast cleverly in the conference’s theme “Write What You Know.” Though I adore and highly recommend much young adult fiction (e.g., the Newbery medal winners I have reviewed on my blog), I must say that I hold a special place in my heart for nonfiction.
If you are a writer seeking to publish and if nonfiction is near and dear to you, consider attending W2P. You will learn about publishing and support a worthy cause: a fabulous student-run publishing house.
Here is the press release from Ooligan:
Write to Publish: Write What You Know tickets are available now!
Portland State University’s Ooligan Press is excited to announce its fifth annual Write to Publish conference, to be held on February 23, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme, Write What You Know, will feature local nonfiction authors including Floyd Skloot, Kristian Williams, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
Write to Publish is a unique writers’ conference focused on publishing. This year, workshops will cover the basics of getting published in the nonfiction genre, and a panel of writers will speak about their personal experiences navigating the industry. In addition, local vendors from the publishing industry will contribute their knowledge and services to attendees. As in years past, Write to Publish promises to help demystify the publishing process by offering insight, resources, and encouragement for burgeoning writers.
Write to Publish is the brainchild of Ooligan Press, a nonprofit trade press run by students of Portland State University’s Book Publishing graduate program. In addition to producing high-quality books celebrating the rich literary tradition of the Pacific Northwest, Ooligan is committed to teaching the art and craft of publishing.
This year’s conference will also host a lunch catered by California Pizza Kitchen and a writing contest for nonfiction submissions limited by 2,000 words. The grand prize winner will receive a pitch to agent Betsy Amster of Betsy Amster Literary Agency! Submissions are due by February 9.
For more information, please visit www.ooliganpress.pdx.edu/w2p. To purchase tickets, go to www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/tickets.