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“Publishing, Positioning, and the Business of Writing” with Edwin Battistella

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


On Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts Edwin Battistella, for a monthly meeting followed by a workshop on “Publishing, Positioning, and the Business of Writing”. Join us!

Monthly Meeting: “Why the History of Publishing Matters”

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors

EDWIN BATTISTELLAFrom the time of Gutenberg, and before, publishing has been a business, affected by economies of scale, technological solutions, author-publisher relationships, marketing, distribution, and legal issues.  Often it is the case that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Learn how the history of book publishing has come to be what it and how you can position yourself to be ready for the next wave of changes.

  • How to anticipate where publishing is going
  • How to understand what publishers need
  • How to make the most of what you have to offer

Afternoon Workshop: “The Long Game in Writing”

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   $25.00 for members, $30.00 for guests ($35 for whole day)

Most books published today sell less than 100 copies.  The long game in writing is about setting smart, realistic personal goals as a writer and discovering what you enjoy about the writing life, and discovering.  Everyone needs a writing plan for the long haul, so you’ll learn how to set goals to complete and manage writing projects, to grow as writers, and to make your writing life an adventure rather than an ordeal.

  • Setting the right goals
  • Making your work count
  • Finding fulfillment as a writer

About Our Speaker – Edwin Battistella

Edwin Battistella teaches linguistics and writing at Southern Oregon University, including courses on the history of publishing, grant proposal writing, and writing for publication.  He is the author of six books (most recently Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology) and over fifty articles.  He served on the board of directors of Oregon Humanities from 2009-2015 and is on the editorial board of The Oregon Encyclopedia.  He is also the co-editor-in-chief of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Language and Linguistics Compass and was the book review editor for the journal Language from 1995-2002.

For more information: southernoregon@willamettewriters.org or visit www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon


September 10, 2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR


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