Last week, amidst the flurry of the twelve thousand writers, publishers, and book lovers in attendance at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women’s Writing From CALYX made its long-anticipated debut. Those of us on the project team who have been, up until this point, the book’s biggest fans were completely delighted and so grateful to everyone who stopped by the Ooligan Press booth to heap praise and appreciation on Memories and talk to us about the project. We lost track of the number of times someone beelined towards it to remark on how beautiful the cover is—cover judgment totally welcome. Thanks, everyone!

With our books in hand, the project team back in Portland has plenty of upcoming work to keep us busy. We’re planning a local launch for the book (info below!) and strategizing the marketing and publicity long-tail for the anthology—continuing to pursue post-publication reviews, make pitches to potential sales partners, and generate promotional content to carry our title into the hands of readers.

If you missed the launch in Los Angeles, there will be many opportunities ahead to come out and celebrate: on Thursday April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., Ooligan Press will host a night of Memories-inspired feminist pub trivia at Portland’s Bazi Bierbrasserie, featuring general trivia about women in art and literature, feminism in politics and pop culture, and our favorite feminist icons.

We’ll see you there! Visit the Memories book page here to read more about the book and find it in a bookstore near you.

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