Write to Publish Is Getting Closer!

Hello, again! This term has flown by. I can’t believe it’s the end of November! Our team is doing a great job locking everything down for this event. We had a bit of a shake up in the beginning of this month: Katrina, one of our team members, had to drop the class, and Georgia Frances King, a panelist for Working with Freelance Editors, had to cancel. Thankfully, the rest of the team was able to take over Katrina’s work, and we found a replacement for King. Lisa Patterson of Patterson Proofreading is our new panelist for Working with Freelance Editors. We’re psyched she’s going to be part of this event!

Other than that, it’s been pretty smooth. We’ve been doing classroom visits at PSU, tabling, sending out another press release concerning the Pitch to a Professional event and the discounted tickets (more on that in a bit), and have even started to order some pretty awesome swag for our attendees to take home.

Our biggest announcement this time around is the discounted tickets. We’re having two different discounts: For the Author in Your Life and the Group Bundle. For the Author in Your Life a limited-time eighty-dollar ticket opening on November 27 and closing December 18, and the Group Bundle is a four-hundred-dollar ticket for up to five people, opening November 27 and closing January 1. Give the author in your life a wonderful one-day gift or grab some friends and come together!

We also secured a Meet & Greet location for after the conference. We’re hitting up Rogue Hall this year! We had such a lovely time at their bar after last year’s conference that we wanted to use their location once more. Plus, it’s literally right across the way from the Smith Memorial Student Union. We couldn’t be happier.

Overall, we’ve had a great month. Check back in December for another peek at our Write to Publish event!

Write to Publish Is Three Months Away!

Hello everyone! Fall term is steadily underway, and I can’t believe it’s already the end of October! There’s only three-ish months till Write to Publish 2016! We have some new Oolies on our team this year: Emily Einolander, Elizabeth Nunes, Katrina Cunningham, Whitney Edmunds, and Vi La Bianca. They’re all brand new, but they’re all happy to be here and hard at work making sure this conference will be a great event. Chelsea and I are thrilled with our new team.

We’ve been busy this term and have already secured a few more items. Breakfast, for example, is pretty much set. We nailed down Voodoo Doughnut and Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels over the summer. Whitney brought Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery and Riccardo’s Ristorante into the fold this fall. So we officially have doughnuts, bagels, fresh fruit, and coffee. We’re hoping to find someone to donate tea and possibly some juice, but we feel pretty great with what we have so far. Next up, the lunch coupons. We’re hoping to talk to some PSU Portland Farmers Market food vendors to see if they’d like to offer some discounts to our lovely attendees.

We also have our program complete! It was a lot of work over the summer to get everything nailed down, but we’re glad we had that time to do it. So overall, things are coming together quite nicely. We’re going to continue moving forward and solidify all the awesome facets of our event. Check back next month for another Write to Publish update!