Day: October 11, 2017

Happy Hour at the Ashland Literary Arts Festival

Board member Laura Stanfill will give a short presentation about PubWest and the 2018 conference at a publishing happy hour from 4-6 p.m. at Liquid Assets Wine Bar96 North Main Street, Ashland, Oregon.
The happy hour precedes the Ashland Literary Arts Festival, slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus. The festival will feature twenty independent publishers from the region, including PubWest members, and will celebrate literature, poetry, journalism, art, lyrics, comics, film, and documentary. Partners include the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the Daily Tidings, the Medford Public Library, Willamette Writers, the Schneider Museum, the Rogue Valley Messenger, the Southern Oregon Literary Alliance, and Cascadia Publishers. ALAF is an updated version of the Ashland Literary Festival, which has been existence for six years as an ultra-local event.

For more information about the Ashland Literary Arts Festival, email Tod at To RSVP to the Ashland happy hour, email Laura at

Welcome New Member: Brown Paper Press

New to the Los Angeles publishing scene, Brown Paper Press is driven by a mission to engage readers on topics of contemporary culture through quality writing and thoughtful design. Focused on nonfiction and memoir, but open to other genres, the press strives to deliver socially relevant works that advise, guide, inspire and amuse. They champion authors with new perspectives, strong voices and original ideas that just might change the world. Their award-winning books include I’m Dyin’ Here: A Life in the Paper by Tim Grobaty and Relax, It’s Just God by Wendy Thomas Russell.