The Northwest Author Series is a literary speaker series sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library, the Wilsonville Friends of the Library, and the Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council. The series is organized and hosted by Wilsonville author Christina Katz.
Sunday, April 15, "The Book World: From Reader to Published Author" with Kevin Sampsell
How does the way you approach reading, writing, editing, publishing, and selling impact your professional growth as a writer? Our guide Kevin Sampsell has played all the parts in the book world and will discuss the interplay of these roles in this 90-minute whirlwind tour. Aspiring authors in any or many genres will gain a well-rounded perspective on how to enjoyably immerse yourself in the literary life.
Kevin Sampsell's memoir, A Common Pornography
was published by Harper Collins in 2010. He is the editor of the story collection, Portland Noir
and the author of the story collection, Creamy Bullets
. Twenty years ago, he started his micropress, Future Tense Books, which has become an influential force among American small presses. A journalist, book reviewer, and essayist, Kevin oversees the coveted small press section at Powell's Bookstore. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and son, where he is currently working on a novel.
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Christina Katz is the author of Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (Writer's Digest Books 2007) and Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Strengths to Grow an Author Platform (Writer's Digest Books 2008).