Portland Book Festival Reading Recommendations for 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America on Saturday, November 10 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues! We hope you are excited to celebrate books with us. Here are some reading recommendations across all genres to get you ready for the Festival.   FICTION Tom…

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 author lineup for the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America

On Saturday, November 10, join readers of all ages for the largest celebration of books and writing in the Pacific Northwest. There will be 100+ authors, 80+ vendors, 6 partner venues, 13 writing workshops, food trucks, and satellite bookstores from our indie bookselling partners Annie Bloom’s Books, Broadway Books, Powell’s Books, and Green Bean Books, at this year’s festival in downtown Portland. On November 10,…

Bank of America returns as the Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2018

Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Bank of America as our exclusive Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2018. We are so grateful for Bank of America’s support, with special thanks to Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s Market President in Oregon and SW Washington. Bank of America’s leadership in the…

Join us for the Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America on November 10, 2018

Join us for the Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America on November 10, 2018

This year, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 Portland Book Festival (formerly “Wordstock”) returns. Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America will be the same festival you know and love, only with a slightly different name. The Festival will still be one day, will take place at the Portland Art Museum and other venues of the South…

Pop-up Readings at Wordstock: The Pairing of Painting and Prose

Pop-up Readings at Wordstock: The Pairing of Painting and Prose

  by Paul Lask, Adjunct English Professor, Portland State University Pop-ups are like the house shows of Wordstock. They are intimate and freewheeling, without a stage or PA, without a barrier between readers and crowds. At times the author might have to speak louder to compete with people unknowingly chatting a room over. But this…

Announcing the 2017 Author Lineup for Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)

Announcing the 2017 Author Lineup for Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)

Literary Arts has been hard at work preparing for Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented by Bank of America. This event builds community around books, from children’s story times and writing workshops to author events and the book fair. Below are some highlights and updates as we look forward to the festival’s return on Saturday,…

Announcing Bank of America as Title Sponsor for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Literary Arts is proud to announce Bank of America as our title sponsor for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival in 2017. We are so grateful for their generous support, with special thanks to Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s Market President in Oregon and SW Washington. Bank of America’s leadership in the community and continued support of…

Bookmark Bash: A Benefit for Wordstock

Bookmark Bash: A Benefit for Wordstock

Thank you to all who attended and supported the Bookmark Bash: A Benefit for Wordstock on November 3. Together, we raised $95,000 to help make Wordstock a festival for our whole community and one that our youth can attend for free! The Portland Art Museum welcomed us back for Wordstock’s second annual fundraiser, the Bookmark Bash. The…

Well Read and Well Fed (Wordstock 2016)

Well Read and Well Fed (Wordstock 2016)

Written By: Liz Crain, 2016 Wordstock Moderator, Author ofFood Lover’s Guide to Portland, Editor and Publicity Director at Hawthorne Books Every year I look forward to Wordstock. It’s one of my favorite annual Portland festivals and just like when I’m lucky enough to attend local Pickathon music festival in the summer and get exposure to all…

Wordstock 2016: News and Updates

Literary Arts has been hard at work preparing for our second year as the presenter of Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, and we wanted to share some early updates and announcements with you as we look forward to the festival’s return on Saturday, November 5, 2016. We are thrilled to announce that Wordstock will present author…