Friday, May 22, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Thursday, May 28
Interested in self-publishing zines and the like? Concerned about copyright law, contract issues, and other dizzying legal dilemmas? Portland's own Independent Publishing Resource Center is hosting a discussion about Zines and the Law.
When: 7-9pm
Where: 917 SW Oak St. #218 Portland 97205
Cost: Free
Visit , call 503-827-0249, or email

Date: Thursday, May 28-31
The largest publishing event in North America: BookExpo America (BEA). Whether it's the opening night keynote speech by Steven Tyler (yes, the Aerosmith frontman who apparently moonlights as a writer and conference speaker), the New Title Showcase, the Book and Author breakfasts or any number of other activities, the Expo has a little something for every bibliophile out there.
When: see the website for a detailed schedule
Where: Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City
Cost: the event requires registration, see the website for details
Visit for more information, call 1-800-840-561, or email

Date: Friday, May 29
The First Annual Ooligan Press Write to Publish Conference will feature several workshops for writers and publishers, including "The Dos and Don'ts of Self Publishing," "YA: Trends and Audience" and "Marketing Yourself and Your MS."
When: 8:30am - 6pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway 97201
Cost: Individual session Public $22 Student $12 Full day Public $79 Student $39
Visit for more information.


  1. And Don't forget the fun Wordstock Book-to-Film Festival this weekend!

  2. Thank you! I love McMenamins movie nights!