Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension

It’s been a great week for Michael Heald, the man behind Perfect Day Publishing. His book “Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension” was released last week and I flew home to Portland to help celebrate.

Here’s a link to his interview with Dave Miller on Think Outloud where he talks about the book, his origins as a publisher, and the end of his twenties:

And here’s a write up on the release party @ Electric Literature:

It’s a truly wonderful, passionate, neurotic book and only ten bucks. Christmas gifts!

xo LW





In Conversation with Late Night Library

Today Michael Heald of Perfect Day publishing and I talk to Paul Martone of Late Night Library. We talk about the Portland reading scene, small press debuts, and avoiding each other in Nicaragua.

THIS! FEST @ The Oregonian

“Hey, remember how we were going to get all those writers and musicians together in a room, get them drunk, and give them a few minutes on a microphone ? Well — THIS! is happening.




Jon Raymond | Lidia Yuknavitch | Tom Bissell | Emily Chenoweth | Kevin Sampsell | B. Frayn Masters | Vanessa Vaselka | Zachary Schomburg | Mary Rechner | Taylor Clark | Lisa Wells | Dan Deweese | Matt Love | Jay Nebel | James Gendron | Joseph Mains | Evan P. Schneider | A. Wolfe | A.M. O’Malley | Casey Jarman | Alison Hallett | Justin Hocking | Sarah Royal | M Dâ’Alessandro | Martha Grover | Michael Heald | and more TBA


Kind Of Like spitting | Point Juncture, WA | Archeology | Deer Or The Doe | Yeah Great Fine | IOA | Pigeons | Hurtbird | Brothers Young | Bright Archer | Team Evil | Awkward Energy | Petoskey | Paper/Upper/Cuts | DJ Papi Chulo | Cooky Parker | DJ Bill Portland | DJ Gigante | and more TBA


The Woods | Pabst | Lucky Lab | Perfect Day Publishing | Poor Claudia | The Independent Publishing Resource Center | Nestucca Spit Press | Bedouin Books | Future Tense Books | Bad Blood Reading Series | Propeller Books”

THIS! FEST@ The Willamette Week

“Readings Go Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Q&A with the creators of This! Fest.

This! Fest, a new literature and music festival, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, with readings from more than 26 prominent Portland writers and 18 musical performances.”