Transmit Culture: Food Writing and Publishing

PSU program to host discussion about food writing and publishing.

Portland State University’s Master’s Program in Publishing is excited to announce their next public lecture offered in conjunction with Ooligan Press. 

 “Transmit Culture: Food Writing and Publishing,” will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland, on Thursday, October 24, 2013

 Dig into Portland’s vibrant food culture as a local writer, literary agent, publicist, and book designer discuss the business of food writing and publishing.

Panelists include Breanna Goodrow, book designer at Timber Press; accomplished journalist Marnie Hanel, whose writing on food and other topics has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Sunset, and other notable publications; Betsy Amster, whose work as a literary agent includes representing high-profile cookbook authors; and Greg Mowery, who has built a long, successful career as a cookbook publicist. The panel will be moderated by Diana Abu-Jaber, acclaimed novelist, PSU professor of creative writing, and former food writer for the Oregonian.

Transmit Culture: A Series of Conversations about Publishing is hosted by the Master’s program in Publishing at Portland State University, and Ooligan Press, a nonprofit trade publishing house staffed by students in the graduate program. The lecture series features professionals from all areas of the publishing industry. Lectures are free and open to the public, although there is a suggested donation of $5–10.
For more information about Portland State University’s Master’s program in Publishing and Ooligan Press, visit

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