It's Time To Change the Virtual Event Game

Column by Peter Derk November 20, 2020
Virtual events are dreadful. Most of us would rather have NO event. So let's change it up.

A History of Live Readings Featuring Max Booth III

Column by Max Booth III August 14, 2020
I am lonely and miss performing for people. Let's take a trip down memory lane.

Book Promotion: Tips for Making it Work

Column by Steph Post January 27, 2020
Find what works best for you when promoting your book, including unconventional suggests.

Planes, Readings, and Mayhem: My Year on the Road

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 9, 2020
I spent a lot of time doing book stuff in 2019. Here's what I learned.

How IRL Writing Friends Make This Whole Journey A Million Times Better

Column by Karis Rogerson
It wasn't always easy for Karis Rogerson to find writer friends outside of the internet, but now that she's changed everything (for the better).

How I Did an Unintentional Book Tour Without a Budget

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 5, 2019
I never thought I'd do a book tour. And then all of a sudden I was on one, even though I was broke. Here's how it happened.

How Running A Writing Contest For Kids Can Change Your Life (or at least your perspective...)

Column by Leah Rhyne May 18, 2016
This spring I ran a small writing contest at my child's elementary school. It was the best writing job I've ever imagined.

Book Launches, Portland Style

Column by Suzy Vitello December 3, 2015
Suzy Vitello, aka "the den mom," knows how to throw a great book party. After all, she was taught by the master of the literary festivus, Chuck Palahniuk. Need some ideas for your own launch? Read on.
No Filter Screening Series Brings Mailer Doc To Williamsburg

No Filter Screening Series Brings Mailer Doc To Williamsburg

News by Peter Derk October 13, 2015
See Norman Mailer get arrested, have a chocolate, have a drink.

12 Vital Preparatory Steps for NaNoWriMo

Column by Rob Blair Young October 2, 2014
November poses one of the greatest challenges for writers: drafting an entire novel in one month. Learn what you can do now to increase your chances of success.
Bedtime Stories for Adults, Chelsea Cain, Chuck Palahniuk, Events, Lidia Yuknavi

Live in Portland? Go to Bedtime Stories for Adults this Friday.

News by Rob Hart August 18, 2014
Do you live in or around Portland? Do you want to have some fun while maybe wearing pajamas? Then go to this thing on Friday.
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Tom Spanbauer Reading In NYC On May 13

News by Rob Hart
In a rare East Cost appearance, Tom Spanbauer will read from his latest novel, 'I Loved You More,' at The LGBT Center in Chelsea.
How To Have A World Record Book Discussion

How To Have A World Record Book Discussion

News by Peter Derk May 5, 2014
Author Miriam Laundry takes a shot at a Guinness record for largest book discussion.

Speak Up: On The Importance Of Reading Out Loud

Column by Ben Umstead December 16, 2013
Reading out loud will make you a better writer. But as we know with writing, practice is key. So where to start? Ben Umstead shares his take on how one can read out loud and sound good doing it.
Naked Girls Reading

'Naked Girls Reading' Fall Foul of D.C. Licensing Laws

News by Dean Fetzer February 12, 2013
Washington D.C.’S laws regarding liquor licenses can’t tell the difference between actors or performers and strippers, so this Valentine's naked performance has been cancelled.
Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

News by Brandon Tietz February 28, 2012
Get ready for the violent side of literature. These readings go to the death...or until we're all out of PBR. It's Literary Death Match.

Planning the Literary Event

Column by Brandon Tietz January 11, 2012
Planning a literary event can be an overwhelming concept for a new author. Here are some tips to make things run a little bit smoother.
Wordstock 2011

Geek Out With Fellow Book Nerds At Wordstock 2011

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 3, 2011
Portland's annual celebration of literature and literacy takes place October 6th - 9th