Chemeketa Press staff is counting the days until our very first AWP conference, March 27–30, 2019. This year, the largest literary conference in North America will pack over 12,000 attendees and 550 readings, panels, and lectures into just three days. Lucky for us, the conference takes place in Portland, Oregon, an hour drive from our international headquarters in Salem, Oregon.
Drop by the bookfair to browse our most recent titles and learn about our ambitions to revolutionize the world of textbook publishing. You can meet press editors and faculty authors from Chemeketa Press at our booth (#1028) or at any one of these special events:
Thursday, March 28
10:00 am – noon | Meet Daniel Couch, editor of Your Guide to College Writing (booth #1028)
2:00 – 4:00 pm | Meet Magdalen Powers, editor of Empathy: Readings for Writers (booth #1028)
3:00 – 4: 15 pm | R270. Teaching by the Book: The Teaching Press in Higher Ed
Location: D139-140, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Oxford University Press, Colorado State University, Washington State University, and Chemeketa Community College advance their educational missions through publishing. Panelists will discuss how to build and sustain publishing programs at the community college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Friday, March 29
10:00 am – noon | Meet Matthew Hodgson, editor ofPassing by Nella Larsen (American Voices Collection)
2:00 – 4:00 pm | MeetJeremy Trabue, author of Listening to Poetry: An Introduction for Readers and Writers
4:30 – 5:45 pm | F292. Lost & Found: Reviving Out-of-Print or Overlooked Books
Location: A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
What happens, though, when a book falls out of print or copyright expires? This panel explores ways to give new life to overlooked books by examining the work of two Oregon-based presses. Discussion will include short readings from a little-known translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies and a reprint of Nella Larsen’s Passing, a rediscovered classic of the Harlem Renaissance.