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Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)



Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival presented by Bank of America returns on Saturday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum and surrounding venues in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland. The 2017 Festival is generously sponsored by Bank of America.

Find the 2017 lineup here! https://literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

Spoiler alert!

  • 10:00 a.m. Border Crossing: Poetry and Place featuring John Freeman, Erika L. Sánchez, Javier Zamora, and Matthew Zapruder
  • 11:45 a.m. It’s Complicated: LGBTQ+ YA featuring Nina LaCour, Julie Murphy, and Tillie Walden
  • 12:00 p.m. Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
  • 1:30 p.m. Disruption: Feminist Digital Culture featuring Doree Shafrir and Ellen Ullman
  • 1:30 p.m. Rebel Rebel: Revolutionaries and Resisters featuring Julie C. Dao, Fonda Lee, and Emily Suvada
  • 3:00 p.m. The Body and Power: New Black Poetry featuring Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, and Danez Smith
  • 5:00 p.m. Resistance and Rebellion: Dystopian Fiction featuring Omar El Akkad, Benjamin Percy, and Lidia Yuknavitch
  • 5:00 p.m. Girl Versus the World: Searching for Identity featuring Erika L. Sánchez and Reneé Watson

Join thousands of readers of all ages for a full day of activities featuring more than 100+ authors, onstage events, pop-up readings, 15 writing workshops, and a book fair with 70+ local and national publishing vendors and literary organizations.

ADVANCE TICKETS are $15 (day-of tickets are $18) and include all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum and a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair. *$5 voucher is not included with free tickets.

Purchase or reserve your festival pass today: https://portlandartmuseum.org/wordstock/

  • Youth 17 and under and/or high school students with ID enjoy FREE admission to the festival.

*Active members of the military and veterans receive FREE admission

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival is dedicated to bringing readers together to celebrate a shared passion for books. This event is a place to discover new books, to meet your favorite writers, and to be inspired and entertained. We look forward to seeing you all at this year's festival on Saturday, November 11.

This year's venue partners include the Portland Art Museum, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts venues: the Arlene Schnitzer, Concert Hall, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Brunish Theatre, The Old Church, the Oregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland.

Our 2017 indie bookselling partners include Powell's City of Books, Green Bean Books, and Broadway Books.