Allred at OWC, Stafford Readings, Stanfill on Publishing

Stevan reads "The Idjit's Guide to Intuitive Mastery of Newtornian Physics," a romp of a story, to a spellbound audience. The sense of energy and engagement in the room was incredible.

Stevan Allred will participate in an OWC panel on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Oregon Writers Colony presents a panel discussion with five authors,  moderated by Ed Goldberg of All Classical Radio, this Wednesday, Jan. 22, at TaborSpace Commons, 5441 SE Belmont. Cost is free for OWC members or $5 for nonmembers.

Featured authors include Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse), Stevan Allred (A Simplified Map of the Real World), Mark Russell (God Is Disappointed in You), Willa Schneberg (In the Margins of the World, winner of the 2002 Oregon Book Award for Poetry), and Susan Blackaby (Brownie Groundhog books and many more).

After the panel discussion led by Goldberg, the authors will split up to lead small group conversations.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Stevan Allred, Kate Gray, author of Skin Drag, forthcoming from Forest Avenue Press in September, will read prose responding to a Stafford poem at 7 p.m. at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, with Yuvi Zalkow (Brave on the Page contributor), Jackie Shannon Hollis (Brave on the Page and The Night, and the Rain, and the River contributor), and Cecily Patterson. Joanna Rose, co-teacher of The Pinewood Table, and contributor to Brave on the Page and The Night, and the Rain, and the River, will host.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Laura Stanfill will speak about the benefits and challenges of publishing at the University of Oregon's Portland campus Thursday.

Laura Stanfill will speak about the benefits and challenges of publishing at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus Thursday.

Also on Thursday, Publisher Laura Stanfill will use her small press background to address “The Promise and Perils of Self-Publishing” at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center (the White Stag Building), Portland. The event will be the winter open house for the School of Journalism and Communication

“Now is a great time to be a publisher, to create your own opportunities instead of tying your professional success to the shifting tastes of the New York literary establishment,” Stanfill said. “But it takes a lot of time, effort, and commitment, to put beautiful, professional books into the world. I’m going to talk a bit about the benefits–and the challenges–of having that kind of creative control over your own work, while offering some helpful tips on navigating the complications.”


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