I teach several publishing-related classes and workshops in and around Portland, Oregon. Most of these are open to the public. I also participate in several writing events throughout the year. Below is information about my upcoming classes and events. If you are interested in having me lead a class or workshop for your organization, I’m happy to consider your request.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
April 28: Write to Publish 2012
I will be a guest on three panels at this year’s Write to Publish conference:
- So You Want to be a Published Author?: An Overview of the Publishing Industry, 9:oo a.m–9:50 a.m.
- Do I Really Need an Editor?: The Author-Editor Relationship, 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
- DIY: Self-Publishing, 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Location: Portland State University, Portland, OR
Cost: $25 to attend one panel; $80 for an event pass
About the conference: Write to Publish is unlike any writing conference you’ve previously attended. Instead of focusing on the craft of writing, we explore the process of getting published….Write to Publish is about empowering you as a writer so that you are one step closer to getting published. Get ready to spend a day having your questions answered and seeing how you, too, can become a published author.
For more information visit www.ooliganpress.pdx.edu/w2p.
May 24: SoulFood Poetry Night
I will be the featured reader at this event. Joining me will be my associate editor at Four and Twenty, Kay Tracy.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: SoulFood Books, Redmond, WA
About the event: SoulFood Poetry Night is an evening of engaged and engaging poetry in a magical environment. Our performance stage features professional sound and lighting systems in an inviting gallery and café setting in SoulFood Books.
For more information visit sites.google.com/site/soulfoodpoetrynight.
June 16: Being Your Own Publisher
I will be offering an overview of the self-publishing process as part of Indigo Editing & Publications’ monthly classes.
Time: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m
Location: Indigo Editing & Publications, Portland, OR
About: the class The publishing industry is changing, and authors are taking note. Print on demand technology, e-books, and the rise of online bookstores have made self-publishing an alluring process to many. But is it right for you? This class offers authors insight into the risks and rewards of self-publishing. It is specifically designed to give authors a clear picture of what the process involves. It will answer the following questions, plus several more:
- What are the costs of self-publishing?
- How do I know I’m not getting scammed?
- How do I choose the best approach for my book?
- How much work is really involved?
- What can I do to make sure my published book is of high quality?
For more information visit www.indigoediting.com/classes.
August 18: Being Your Own Publisher
(See information for June 16 class.)
ONGOING ACADEMIC CLASSES
I offer three academic classes as part of the publishing program at Portland State University:
- Book Editing (this class offers a overview of the entire book editing process)
- Copyediting (this class focuses on line-level editing, as opposed to broad, content editing)
- Grammar for Publishers and Writers (a combination grammar and writing class that culminates in a classroom publishing project)
These classes are open only to qualified student at Portland State University; however, some of the course material can be adapted for workshops and non-academic classes.
PAST CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
- The Three Stages of Editing
- The Gray Areas of Grammar
- Writing on the Job
- Publishing Without Paper