Next Meeting: Feb. 2, 2012
“Literary Writers and Self-Publishing: The Final Frontier?”
Presented by Tina Boscha
Upon receiving the 2006 Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, Tina Boscha learned that 2 out of every 3 Fellowship recipients went on to become successfully published writers. She thought that boded well for her and her novel, River in the Sea, until the point when it became clear that despite some close calls, her novel was not going to sell. Her agent urged her to put the manuscript aside and move on, but instead she chose to put the book out herself. (See this book review from Portland Book Review.)
During her talk, Boscha will discuss her decision to self-publish, how she went about it, and what she believes is the future for literary writers in this transitioning and new era of publishing. She will also read briefly from her work.
Learn more at www.tinaboscha.com.
About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series
Meeting Date & Schedule
- First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
- 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
- 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
- 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
- 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.