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OSU Press AWP Countdown Begins

February 28, 2019

It’s a wonderful time to be a writer or reader in the Pacific Northwest!

It’s March 1st, and in just a few short weeks the Association of Writers & Writing Programs will take place in Portland from March 27–30. We at OSU Press are thrilled to be part of this annual literary celebration along with several of our authors.

AWP can be overwhelming: there are so many authors, readings, panels, and booths to keep track of! Here’s a handy guide on how to connect with OSU Press at AWP:

OSU Press authors in conversation!

On Saturday, March 30, OSU Press author Ana Maria Spagna, author of Potluck and Now Go Home, is moderating the panel “Back to Basics: Untangling Environmental Stories”. OSU Press authors Sharman Apt Russell, author of Diary of a Citizen Scientist, and Stephany Wilkes, author of Raw Material, will be a part of this conversation with Ana.


The panel description: Writing the "environment" often means telling stories of people trying to fill basic needs—food, water, clothing, and shelter—in healthy and sustainable ways, but doing so also means tackling complicated issues of politics, race, gender, and work. This panel addresses how nonfiction writers can craft compelling stories that embrace this complexity. Panelists will discuss approaches to research, strategies for structure, ways to integrate sources, the role of the “I,” and the possibility of hope.


Visit us at the Bookfair!

Stop by the OSU Press booth at T10027 in the Bookfair to say hi! We’ll have sweet treats, books for browsing, and authors to meet.

Browse some books!  

We’ll be bringing lots of books for sale and perusal at the Bookfair. Check out a few of the titles you'll see at our booth!


Get your book signed!

We’re so lucky to get to feature several OSU Press authors in person at our booth. Stop by T10027 to meet and get your book signed by Bernard Quetchenbach, author of Accidental Gravity, Sharman Apt Russell, author of Diary of a Citizen Scientist, and Stephany Wilkes, author of Raw Material. Our author signing schedule is below:


Friday March 29

Bernard Quetchenbach from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

David Axelrod from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM


Saturday March 30

Stephany Wilkes from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sharman Apt Russell from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

And more to Come…

We will be in touch in the coming weeks with even more ways to participate and connect. Let the countdown begin, and see you soon!


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