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Hybrid Portland: Publishing Primer with Laura Stanfill

January 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Willamette Writers Portland

A Publishing Primer for Anxious Authors by Laura Stanfill

Laura Stanfill has always worried about her authors’ worries, as the publisher of Forest Avenue Press. But in 2022, when her debut novel came out with Lanternfish Press, she had to navigate those fears and bumps in the road as the creator of original work, not just as a champion of someone else’s project. She’ll talk about common misperceptions about the publishing industry and anxiety-inducing situations as a way to breathe, laugh and shake off the things we can’t control as authors. Bring your questions and concerns to this interactive conversation.

Laura Stanfill is the publisher of Forest Avenue Press and the author of Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary (Lanternfish), Powell’s best book of 2022. She has won two Oregon Literary Fellowships for publishing and was awarded the inaugural Independent Book Publishers Association scholarship to the Yale Publishing Course. She believes in building a literary community at the local level as a way to subvert the scarcity model of publishing.

Join us to kick off 2023 with Laura Stanfill on January 3rd @ 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45PM) at 1336 NW Flanders St, Portland OR. Laura is the author of Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary and was a keynote speaker for the WW convention this past summer.

How to Join Us

This will be a hybrid meeting, in person and on Zoom. The Zoom meeting opens at 6:45PM. We welcome you to join us online by following the instructions below and using this link to register for the event.


About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

Zoom Details

If this is a hybrid meeting, in person and on line, you have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, register for the meeting with the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.



January 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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1336 NW Flanders
Portland, OR United States
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Willamette Writers Portland
(503) 305-6729
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