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Orson's Publishing is Moving
The idea of home is one that writers for centuries have explored, wrestled with, deconstructed, and pieced back together. Some present the idea that it can only be one place, usually where you were born and/or raised, that there's no place like home, and that in some regards it can act as a sun -- your center as you orbit.
Some argue that home is a malleable entity, something between stationary and portable. A location adopted, so to speak, selected and shaped by the individual into what they desire home to be.
Others see home as something purely within themselves -- compact, folded to fit into a jacket pocket, to be unrolled and made into something sturdy at the next stop.
When it comes to the idea of home, we here at Orson's Publishing believe that there's no wrong way to be, not for the individual, and not for a company. Actions have consequences, sure, both positive and negative, but curiosity is much too strong of a creature to be quelled.
And so, though we're sad to be leaving our birthplace, we're beyond excited to announce that Orson's Publishing will be moving to Seattle, Washington in early May 2017.
We'll Miss You, Grand Rapids
How could we not? Grand Rapids, Michigan is an ambitious city, one that we feel is taking large, gorgeous, and necessary steps forward. It plays host to fantastic regional, national, and international festivals; neighborhoods are developing, evolving, chiseling out their identities; its citizens are thinking local, shopping local, and drinking local; the downtown area is being revitalized at this very moment, to not only affordably accommodate population growth, but so that downtown isn't just a place to eat, drink, and bounce, but to explore, to stay and admire.
Orson's Publishing was born in this wonderful place in June 2016. And the past ten months have been wonderful. The folks here have been receptive and supportive of our pursuits, and we've had a blast getting to know you all, in person and over the web.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity. Please know that you will be missed, but also that moving 2,250 miles away doesn't mean that we'll stop supporting you.
See You Soon, Seattle
We're psyched to be relocating to such a beautiful and bustling city, and we're equally as psyched to be in the position we are, where we get to tell you about the experiences as we go along. In other words, we're not going to get into our experiences before they become experiences at all. Instead, we're going to share some facts with you about Seattle that we're particularly fond of:
- Seattle is ranked the most literate city in the country, with the highest percentage of residents with a college degree or higher.
- The Seattle Public Library system has the highest percentage of library card-holders per capita in the country.
- As you can witness on the Underground Tour, Seattle was literally built on top of the old city after the Great Fire of 1889. (story idea, anyone!?)
- Seattle’s annual rainfall is less than that of Houston, Chicago and New York City.
- More people bike to work in Seattle than in any other similar-sized city in the U.S.
- Seattle has the second-highest per capita rate of live music performances in the United States. New York City is first.
- During World War II, Seattle was the point of departure for many soldiers sent to the Pacific. Many of these soldiers quartered at Golden Gardens Park. (story idea, anyone!?)
- Pike Place Market features the longest continuously operating farmer’s market in the US.
Whatever your zip code may be, we hope to chat with you soon.