The Portland Book Festival — 2018

The Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), returns to the Portland Art Museum and the SW Park Blocks on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Get your pass today!

Literary Arts’ annual celebration of books, the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented by Bank of America, will return to the Portland Art Museum and the SW Park Blocks on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Adult advance passes are $15 (day-of passes increase to $20) and include a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair, and youth 17 and under or with high school ID attend FREE. Festival passes include all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendees must present their paper or e-pass, including free youth passes, at the Festival box office, on SW Park Avenue in front of the Portland Art Museum, the day of the Festival in order to pick up an official wristband. Wristbands are REQUIRED for entry into all events and the festival book fair. If you do not have a wristband, you will be sent to the box office before you are granted entry into any of the Festival venues. Plan to arrive at least half an hour before the first event you would like to attend in order to visit the box office and pick up your wristband.

The 2018 lineup will be announced on September 6, and the schedule of events will be available in October. Sign up for the Literary Arts newsletter to be the first to hear updates about the festival.

The Portland Book Festival offers something for readers (and future readers) of all ages! The Portland Art Museum will also feature pop-up readings and performances in the museum galleries throughout the festival day. Additionally, the Festival offers writing workshops, including two free classes for youth (advance registration required). Paid workshops include festival admission (no separate pass required). Sign up early: classes are expected to sell out!

For exclusive, VIP access to the Festival, click here to learn more about Friend of the Festival passes.

More information and updates at Literary Arts.

Advance Pass

  • Festival + PAM General Admission (includes $5 Book Voucher) – $15
  • Festival 17 and Under or High School ID – *Free
  • Senior and College rates do not apply

*does not include book voucher

Purchase Pass