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In-conversation with Jason Tanamor about LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS

Ooligan Press is honored to host Jason Tanamor, in-conversation with Tracy Badua (author of FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE), in celebration of his new YA novel, LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS, on Tuesday 05/10/2022 at 5pm PT (8pm ET). No registration necessary. About LOVE, DANCE & EGG ROLLS: Jamie Santiago is just an ordinary high school teenager―he has a huge crush on a girl from school, he watches a ton of sitcoms, and he is constantly trying to keep his dad from feeding egg rolls to his white friends. Not to mention he also aspires to be the next Tinikling master. Okay, maybe he’s not so ordinary. It’s hard enough balancing the demands of high school, but when the last ever Asian Folk Festival falls…

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FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER Launch Party

We’re hosting a party to celebrate the launch of FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER by John Perona! Join us in celebrating K2P’s release with food, drinks, and by spending the evening with other climate advocates. The launch party will include a discussion between author John Perona and climate advocate and actress K.B. Mercer, a brief talk by John Perona about several of his favorite chapters from the book, and an author signing with Q&A. Mark your calendars, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

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Submission Deadline: Ooligan Press: YA, Fiction, Nonfiction

Your story is unique! Ooligan Press would like to help you share your perspective with the world. We are currently taking submissions for #YAfiction, #Fiction, #Nonfiction, and #PNWwriters. Aspiring authors and BIPOC voices are strongly encouraged to submit. [See here and here for more guidelines and details.]

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Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event

Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University’s English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed to connect Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices. Pitching a Book 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST) Distilling the important elements of a book into a concise and gripping pitch is a true art. In this presentation, seasoned literary agent Fiona Kenshole lays out the fundamentals of good pitching. This webinar is intended to aid writers in preparing for a pitching session with a publisher or agent later on in the day. Demystifying Book Publishing Panel 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST) So much of the process of getting published, finding an agent,…

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Ooligan and Beyond Series: Career Possibilities Panel

Celebrate twenty years of Ooligan Press by joining us for a panel discussion featuring some of our fabulous alumni to learn about the many different career possibilities for graduates of the book publishing program. Panelists include Jenny Kimura, YA book designer at Little, Brown; Dory Athey, who just hung out a shingle for a boutique marketing firm in Minnesota, having marketed for Counterpoint/Softskull (she’s also a zine maker); Lisa Hein, an editor working in production at U. Chicago Press; and Kate Barnes, who is an ebook producer at W. W. Norton. Register for the event here: https://forms.gle/onYwabefbeTXHA2i9

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Empowering Yourself and Others in Publishing: A Transmit Culture Event

Paths to publishing careers are so varied that it’s impossible to say there is a “traditional” path. In this Winter 2021 installment of the Transmit Culture event series, members from our Advisory Board will be talking about how to empower yourself and others in publishing, sharing their career paths and challenges, mentorship opportunities, and offering advice for others wanting to enter the publishing industry. Featuring: -Leah Altman – Developmental Manager of Native Arts & Cultures Foundation -Seth Dellon – Director of Strategic Development at Publishers Weekly -Michele Cobb – Forte Business Consulting, PubWest, and Audio Publishers Association -Brian O’Leary – Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group -DongWon Song – Literary Agent at Howard Morhaim Literary We hope to see you on Wednesday, February…

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Own Voices in Children’s Publishing a Transmit Culture Event

Please join us for our Fall 2020 Transmit Culture event, Own Voices in Children’s Publishing. We are excited to announce our three guests for our panel discussion: DongWon Song, literary agent at Howard Morhaim; Bryan Parker, author, illustrator, and publisher at Believe in Wonder; and Kyle Sullivan, publisher at Hazy Dell Press. Our panelists will engage in a discussion led by Ooligan Acquisitions Manager Jen Ladwig about current events in children’s publishing, the changing nature of the publishing landscape in 2020, and the ways they have worked to foster diversity, representation, and positive social change through children’s books. The event will be held remotely via Zoom on November 12 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. PST. Register here for a link to the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQuoLuw6ynNqPgx9_8DTKgu7TY769dsf7qHgRuQ-twWxeK3A/viewform?usp=sf_link We hope to…

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Laurel Everywhere Launch Party

We are excited to announce the details for LAUREL EVERYWHERE‘s Launch Party with author Erin Moynihan in conversation with Ooligan Press!! We’ll have a reading of the novel, discussion about what it’s like to publish your first book, and a Q&A with the audience, all from the comfort of our own homes! Join us on Zoom, Tuesday, November 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 as we discuss LAUREL EVERYWHERE and enjoy each other’s online company! Register for the event here: https://tinyurl.com/y6e5z38z. ⭐ GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! ⭐ If you are interested in entering a raffle drawing for a FREE COPY of LAUREL EVERYWHERE Head over to the Ooligan Press Instagram, @Ooliganpress to enter to win!! ⭐If you’ve already pre-ordered, or plan to pre-order LAUREL EVERYWHERE, submit your receipt…

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Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase

Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in Book Publishing) partner to present the fourth Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase. This event will feature many of Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers and is designed to connect these artists with the publishers seeking to hear their voices. The evening’s host will be 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Olufunke Grace Bankole. Register in Advance for this Event Olufunke Grace Bankole is a first-generation American of Nigerian parentage. After graduating from Harvard Law School, and completing a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship, she left law to write. Her works have appeared in Glimmer Train, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters, AGNI, and The Antioch Review, among others. She won the Glimmer Train Short-Story Award for…

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Live Stream Reading: Trace Kerr: The Names We Take

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Spokane author Trace Kerr for a live stream reading from her novel, The Names We Take. Streaming link to come. Never leave someone behind: it’s a promise easier made than kept, especially when seventeen-year-old Pip takes the headstrong twelve-year-old Iris under her protection in the wake of an earth-shattering plague. After an unspeakable tragedy, the duo must negotiate the complexities of their own identities amid the nearly unrecognizable remains of Spokane, Washington. When they’re captured by a violent gang, Pip and Iris meet Fly, a stubborn and courageous older girl. When their captors exchange them for supplies at Thistle Hill Orchard, an idyllic farm turned commune, it seems that the girls’ luck has finally changed for the better. But the proselytizing of…

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