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11:30 am–12:00 pm Meet TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NEGRO GIRLS author Camille Acker and get your book signed Feminist Press booth (#T9010) 

3:00–3:30 pm Celebrate Sarah Schulman’s MAGGIE TERRY with an in-booth signing Feminist Press booth (#T9010) 

3:00–4:15 pm Panel: Women Editors on the Power of Change, featuring Lisa Roney, Kim Brown, Jill Bialosky, and Lauren Rosemary Hook Location: Room A106, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

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9:00–10:15 am Reading: Sarah Schulman and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, moderated by Jisu Kim Location: E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Two veteran writers read from their newest novels: MAGGIE TERRY by Sarah Schulman, and SKETCHTASY by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore 

10:30–11:45 am Panel: Tell Me a Story: Getting a Debut Collection Published Location: C124, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Panelists: Matthew Lansburgh, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Ivelisse Rodriguez, R.L. Maizes, Clare Beams 

Authors of debut collections discuss the pros and cons of publication through contests, independent publishers, and big five publishers, as well as how to approach each one. 

1:00–1:30 pm Join THE SUMMER OF DEAD BIRDS author Ali Liebegott for an author signing Feminist Press booth (#T9010) 

2:00–2:30 pm Get a signed copy of YOUR ART WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE and meet author Beth Pickens Feminist Press booth (#T9010) 

4:30–5:45 pm Panel: Collective Stories: Memoirists on Stories Not Solely Their Own Location: D139-140, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Panelists: Jessie Male, Krystal A. Sital, Gayle Brandeis, Inara Verzemnieks, Bridgett M. Davis 

Panelists reach across geography, culture, history, and politics to offer insight into diverse ways to research and write the intergenerational narrative and address the ethics of curating a story that reaches far beyond one’s own. 


12:00–1:15 pm Panel: Keeping the Boat Afloat: Challenges of Sustainable Nonprofit Publishing, Sponsored by CLMP Location: B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Panelists: Chris Fischbach, Erika Goldman, Jamia Wilson, Mary Gannon 

Leading small press literary publishers discuss how they address their many challenges—and the changes they make—to keep publishing meaningful. 

1:30–2:45 pm Panel: Writing & Publishing Debut POC Story Collections Location: B117-119, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Panelists: Ivelisse Rodriguez, YZ Chin, Abbey Otis, Juan Martinez 

Panelists discuss how perceptions of identity wind through issues of craft and cultural expectations: What do readers seek in their work? To what degree do authors fulfill or frustrate assumptions? 

4:30–5:30 pm Panel: Surviving and Thriving as an Outsider Writer Location: Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2 

Panelists: Michelle Tea, Jamia Wilson, Brontez Purnell, Nicole J Georges, Beth Pickens 

Description: Existing as a writer outside the publishing mainstream can be thrilling and terrifying, rewarding and frustrating. This panel honors the gifts that come with being an outsider, while discussing strategies for success. 

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Lucia Brown