OWC director James Bernard Frost describes Disorder as a hidden treasure.”It’s not something you would find on your own,” he says. “You won’t see it on the front table of Barnes & Noble. It was written, published and designed by an Oregon publisher and author without a publicity machine behind him. And yet if you are one of the lucky few who get your hands on it, you’ll find its stories unforgettable.”
Every season OWC staff and volunteers will select a soon-to-be-released book by an Oregon author and mail it to members. They’ll then sponsor events and discussions around the book.
“Our vision is to raise the profile of high-quality books from Oregon authors that will likely not get attention otherwise—almost as a proxy publicist,” says Frost.
Oregon Book Club members also become members of the Oregon Writers Colony—with access to the Colonyhouse retreat center on the Oregon Coast and discounts on workshops and conferences. Frost hopes the book club will help get more people in the door to the colony.
DeWeese will sign copies of Disorder this Monday (December 17) at 7:30 at the Writer’s Dojo in Portland.