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Oregon BIPOC Publishing Event: Writer’s Panel

Fri, May 6 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Are you a working on a writing project and don’t know what’s next? Do you need tips on creating a better writing routine? Are you wondering if you need an agent? And what goes in a query letter anyway? Join us for a panel discussion featuring Oregon writers from various genres speaking about their publishing journey. Bring your questions about creative process, querying, or publishing— no question is too big or small!

Click here to register for this webinar in advance. 

Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University’s English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed for writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to connect to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices.

If you have any questions about this event, email Jessica Meza-Torres at jessica@literary-arts.org.


Nicholas Buccola

Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America, for which he won an Oregon Book Award. His essays have appeared in a wide array of scholarly journals as well as popular outlets such as The New York Times, Salon, and Dissent. He is the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield University. You can read an interview with him here.  
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Janice Lee

Janice Lee is a Korean American writer, teacher, spiritual scholar, and shamanic healer. She is the author of 7 books of fiction, creative nonfiction & poetry, most recently: Imagine a Death (Texas Review Press, 2021) and Separation Anxiety (CLASH Books, 2022). A roundtable, unanimous dreamers chime in, a collaborative novel co-authored with Brenda Iijima, is also forthcoming in 2022 from Meekling Press. An essay (co-authored with Jared Woodland) is featured in the recently released 4K restoration of Sátántangó (dir. Béla Tarr) from Arbelos Films. She writes about interspecies communication, plants & personhood, the filmic long take, slowness, the apocalypse, architectural spaces, inherited trauma, and the Korean concept of han, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She has also worked extensively as an editor, small press publisher, and literary community organizer. and She currently lives in Portland, OR where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University She can be found online at https://janicel.com.
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Genevieve DeGuzman

Genevieve DeGuzman writes poetry and fiction. A recipient of the 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship, her work appears in Five:2:One, Iron Horse Literary Review, RHINO, phoebe, SAND, Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2021, she was featured in the Poetry Moves program in collaboration with C-TRAN. Other honors include residencies and fellowships from Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency, Vermont Studio Center, and Can Serrat. She is currently working on a poetry collection and novel and lives in Portland, OR.

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Jonathan Hill

 Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His work has appeared in The Believer Magazine, Fantagraphics, Powell's City of Books, and the Society of Illustrators. His graphic novel, Odessa, was a finalist for the 2021 PNBA Book Awards and won the 2021 Believer Book Award for Graphic Literature. He has a forthcoming graphic novel for middle readers from Walker Books in Fall 2022, Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy. Jonathan also serves on the board of directors for Literary Arts.

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Michelle Ruiz Keil

Michelle Ruiz Keil is an author, playwright, and tarot reader with an eye for the enchanted and way with animals. She is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels All of Us With Wings and Summer In The City of Roses. Her writing for adults can be found most recently in Bitch, Cosmonauts Avenue, and the anthology Dispatches From Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin. She is a 2021 Tin House Scholar and the recipient of residencies from Hedgebrook, The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and the Bloedel Reserve. Born in San Francisco, Michelle has lived in Portland, Oregon for many years where she curates the fairytale reading series All Kinds of Fur and lives with her family in a cottage where the forest meets the city.

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