From the Write to Publish site:
Write to Publish is a yearly conference on publishing hosted by Ooligan Press, the student-run, nonprofit press at the heart of the Portland State University publishing program. Write to Publish began as a fundraiser and open house to inform the public about the program, and in 2009 it grew into a conference providing writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches by authors and industry professionals. Attendees can also participate in the contests and raffle, as well as meet and greet with the vendors.
Write to Publish is focused primarily on the publishing process, rather than on the craft of writing. The goal of the conference is to demystify publishing for emerging writers and industry professionals, offering information on the state of the publishing industry and advice on how to navigate it successfully. If you are looking for practical advice on the business side of writing, this is the conference for you.
At 2:45p.m., I'll be participating in a panel about the ups/downs of self-publishing, with Lieve Maas, Brian Parker, Vinnie Kinsella, and Jessica Glenn:
Self-Publishing: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
With the difficulty of approaching publishers, many writers turn to self-publishing as a way to introduce their work to the world. In this panel, writers will hear from self-published authors and other professionals on their experiences in the world of self-publishing--both the positive and the negative. Topics will range from seeking out editorial and designs services versus doing these tasks yourself to researching distribution platforms.
If you're interested in learning more about publishing, consider attending! Full conference schedule and details will be shared later this year at the Write to Publish web site. Hope to see you there!