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“Ask the Publisher” with Laura Stanfill

October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As long as Newport doesn’t take a substantial hit or lose power this presentation will go ahead as planned! Join Us! [Last update: Saturday, October 15]

Laura Stanfill, publisher of Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, will answer all our publishing questions at the Sunday, Oct. 16 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Branch. The free workshop will be held at 2 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library. Join us!

Laura Stanfill of Forest Avenue PressBring Your Publishing Questions!

Ever wanted to publisher a book, but you don’t know where to start? Laura Stanfill, publisher of Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, will answer that question and others at the Oct. 16 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Branch.

Stanfill has taken Forest Avenue from an Oregon-centric startup to a national literary publisher in four years. She’ll discuss how she founded the press, its growth and mission, and how the industry has changed due to the rise of print-on-demand technology before opening the floor for questions in this free two-hour “Ask the Publisher” session from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library.

“Writers approach me all the time wanting to know how to craft a perfect query letter, who to pitch, how to get their books into bookstores, publicity timelines, and other essential topics,” Stanfill said. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to have a conversation with Willamette Writers attendees that digs into what they most want to know about the industry with an eye toward bettering their own manuscripts’ chances. It’s very competitive out there, and I’m passionate about author education.”

More About Our Speaker – Laura Stanfill

Stanfill, former managing editor of the Lincoln City News-Guard, serves on the board of directors of PubWest and is a community builder and a sought-after speaker on the subject of publishing. Forest Avenue Press’s titles, distributed by Legato Publishers Group, have received national reviews and recognition, including most recently Ellen Urbani’s Landfall, winning the 2016 Maria Thomas Fiction Award from Peace Corps Worldwide.

More About the Coast Chapter

Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit http://willamettewriters.com/coast/ or Willamette Writers Coast Chapter’s Facebook page.

This free workshop is possible because of the generosity of Sylvia Beach Hotel, Hallmark Hotel, Anchor Pier Lodge, Elizabeth Street Inn, and the Newport Public Library.


October 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365


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