Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival — 2017

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival returns to the Portland Art Museum and the SW Park Blocks on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Get your ticket today!

Literary Arts’ annual celebration of books, Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, will return to the Portland Art Museum and the SW Park Blocks on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Wordstock 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, where you can discover a new poetry press, pick up information about MFA programs and writing classes, get book recommendations from Multnomah County Library, pick up festival authors’ books from Powell’s, Broadway Books, or Green Bean Books, and more.

A schedule of events will be available in October.

Wordstock will feature more than 100 authors and offers something for readers (and future readers) of all ages! Participants include Mac Barnett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Carson Ellis, Jeffrey Eugenides, Adam Gopnik, David Grann, Jenny Han, Claire Messud, Tom Perrotta, Danez Smith, Lemony Snicket, Lidia Yuknavitch, and many more. Portland Art Museum will also feature pop-up readings and performances in the museum galleries throughout the festival day.

Additionally, Wordstock offers 11 writing workshops, including two free classes for youth (advance registration required). More information and registration is available here. Sign up early: classes are expected to sell out!

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

More information and updates at Literary Arts.

Advance Tickets

  • Wordstock + General Admission (includes $5 Book Voucher) – $15
  • Wordstock 17 and Under or High School ID – *Free
  • Wordstock Veterans and Active Duty Military with ID – *Free
  • Senior and College rates do not apply

*does not include book voucher

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