I dropped in to the Web site of one of my favorite writers, who is one of my great inspirations, Ursula K. Le Guin and saw that she will be making an appearance at the Ooligan Press Oolicon: Write to Publish Conference 2010 at Portland State University. Squeee! At the age of 80 she’s doing a surprising number of appearances these days.
The conference is going to be held May 22nd and 23rd. The first day is Workshop Day, with workshops on polishing your manuscript, how to find an agent, the Young Adult market, and several other topics. I wonder if I could combine the Schedule A morning sessions, with the Schedule B afternoon sessions…?
Mrs. Le Guin will be speaking on the second day, Open House Day, on the Author Stage at 11:00. Chuck Pahlaniuk will also be speaking later that day, as will Lilith Saintcrow, and others.
Day Two also has the Industry Mingle, which at this point seems to consist mostly of professional editing companies, but will hopefully attract more publishers before all is said and done. If you buy a full day ticket to Workshop Day you get a free ticket for Open House day.
You may remember Ooligan Press brought us the book “Rethinking Paper and Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution” that I mentioned back in January. I guess I know what I’ll be doing that weekend.