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Where to Park…

Parking on Portland State campus is $5 for all day on Saturday. Here’s a map that shows all the parking options on campus:


Where to go for lunch…

Portland State Farmer’s Market (just outside Smith Memorial Student Union)

BINGO! Sandwich Portland’s best farmers market sandwiches! Verde Cocina Fresh Mexican flair meets Northwest bounty: fresh, unique dishes with Mexican roots that emphasize local, seasonal produce and meats, and the best ingredients. Love Joy Food We make delicious and healthy food from scratch, with love, emphasizing organic, local and seasonal ingredients. Our sandwiches, soups, salads and treats are inspired by the incredible Northwest bounty available at the farmers market. Lauretta Jean’s Lauretta Jean’s is a Pie Bakery providing sweet and savory pies to enjoy. Spunky Money Coffee Roasters Spunky . . . → Read More: Where to go for lunch…

Write to Publish on Facebook

Find us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/writetopublish

You can also RSVP to the event here, or RSVP for each individual panel!


Starting now until Friday at 6 pm, one person that shares our post on Facebook, or posts back on our hashtag on Twitter will win a full day pass to Write to Publish!

Share about our conference with your friends and colleagues and you could be coming on us.

We have a truly great line-up of authors, speakers, and vendors coming to the conference this year, and now that there are less than two weeks until April 28th, we are all getting very excited here at Ooligan.

Share the post for your chance to win, and check out both our . . . → Read More: Share-a-thon!

Two New Vendors: Dark Discoveries and Willamette Writers

Our vendor slots for the conference are officially full! We have a great line up of companies and groups attending, with our newest including Dark Discoveries Publications and the Willamette Writers group.

Here is the full list (you can see descriptions and websites on the Vendors page):

Digital Bindery Whirl About New Media Relium Media Shut Up, Crow. Printers RainTown Press Eraserhead Press Rose City Romance Writers IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) Dark Discoveries Publications Willamette Writers


Vendors and updated Schedule

Hello all!

The conference is now just a few weeks away and we are getting very excited here at Ooligan. We’re still finalizing details, but we wanted to let you all know that we have a final schedule for all the panels and the author stage now posted on the website, as well as a list of the vendors that will be coming to the event and their information. Check it out!

Flash Fiction Contest Special Judges and Extended Deadline

Announcing the “celebrity judges” for this year’s flash fiction contest: Jay Lake and Ken Scholes. They will be choosing the three winners for this year’s contest, and those winners will have a chance to meet Jay and Ken in person at the conference!

We’ve also extended the Flash Fiction contest for two more weeks. Take advantage of this to submit your 500-words-or-less piece for a chance to win free tickets to Write to Publish. If you’re a winner you’ll also have your piece designed as a poster by our design department, and it will be featured around the conference . . . → Read More: Flash Fiction Contest Special Judges and Extended Deadline

Meet Terri Reed

Who is your favorite author?

That’s a hard question. There are so many authors that I go to when I need a good read. And I can’t say there’s one particular genre either. But I’ll share some of my favorites with you.

Susan Elizabeth Philips

Tess Gerritsen

Lisa Gardner

Justine Davis

Mariah Stewart

Lenora Worth

Oh, my, the list could go on and on.


What inspired you to write? What inspired you to get published?

I’ve wanted to be an author since I was in junior high. I had a wonderful English teacher who introduced me to . . . → Read More: Meet Terri Reed

Meet Delilah Marvelle

Who is your favorite author?

My favorite author is Edith Wharton. There is a romanticism that meshes an anguished reality that pokes at everything I am.

What inspired you to write? What inspired you to get published?

When Hemingway was once asked what makes for a good writer, his response was, “An Unhappy childhood.” And sadly, I fall into that category. Writing is an extension of my emotions and a need to escape. I’ve been doing it since childhood as a result of my unhappiness. That unhappiness, however, turned into a joy, and it’s rippled through . . . → Read More: Meet Delilah Marvelle

Art Spark Recap

Our volunteers from Ooligan had a great time on Thursday at Art Spark with FAB PDX art space and Portland Story Theater. We raffled off tickets to the conference as well as a few of our titles: Blue Thread, Ooligan’s newest young adult book, and You Have Time for This, Ooligan’s flash fiction collection. For the tickets, we held a contest: create a new title for that book cover. We took the titles and author names off the covers, and let the attendees make up their own titles. Here are the book covers (all from our attending authors) and . . . → Read More: Art Spark Recap