Write to Publish at Ooligan

Ooligan Press is proud to announce its seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015.  This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference is sponsored by PubSlush, a global crowd-funding platform for publishers and authors alike. John Mutter, founder of Shelf […]

Indies First

This Saturday, Nov. 30, indie bookstores around the country will be celebrating Indies First, a movement launched by Sherman Alexie. Read his open letter to authors here. Alexie is encouraging authors around the country to spend some time at their local bookstores on Saturday to hand-sell their favorite books to readers. It’s a great chance to […]

Broadway Books

Local authors Natalie Serber and Stevan Allred took turns reading excerpts from their linked short story collections Thursday night at Broadway Books in Northeast Portland. Natalie’s debut, Shout Her Lovely Name, was released in paperback by Mariner earlier this year, and was named a New York Times Notable Book, and Stevan’s debut A Simplified Map of the Real […]

On the Calendar

It was exciting to see Brave on the Page‘s upcoming reading in two local publications this week. Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury both ran the details of our event in the calendar.   Thanks to the editorial staff of those two newspapers for all their hard work. The calendar listings can be a thankless job; […]

Your Chance to Learn from Scott Sparling

Scott Sparling, author of Wire to Wire, will be teaching a workshop on dialogue at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday at Wordstock, Portland’s literary festival. (Oregon, that is. Not Maine.) “At my Wordstock workshop next weekend, one thing we’ll talk about is sniper dialogue—that short burst of speech in the middle of narrative that manages to […]