Wordstock, Portland’s book and literary festival, takes over exhibit hall C at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK JR Blvd) Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2011. Affiliated events are taking place sooner, including the The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience on Monday, October 3, and Portland Stories at the Multnomah County Library on Tuesday, October 4.
Wordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. To date it has hosted over 1,000 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 80,000 people at past festivals. Wordstock features nine author stages; a book fair with over 125 exhibitors; a special children’s activity area and children’s literature stage; a series of workshops for emerging writers; over a week’s worth of special events hosted by our partner organizations throughout the region, including a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show that features writers from the festival; and more. Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation.
Scores of authors will be at the fest, and the full schedule includes readings, workshops, and book signings throughout the weekend. Admission to the weekend festivities at the Convention Center is $7 for a single day, and $10 for both days (the fest runs 10am to 6pm both days). Visit the festival website for more details, including discounted group ticket options and additional ticketed events.