The largest book festival in the Pacific Northwest returns Saturday, November 11 to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues.
Join Literary Arts for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, our annual celebration of literature. This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops. Enjoy activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, entry to the Portland Art Museum and more.
Tickets are available now. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Paid admissions includes a $5 book voucher redeemable at the book fair. Admission is free to youth ages 17 and younger and students with a valid high school ID. We also offer free admission to active members of the military and veterans. *Note: free tickets do not include the $5 book fair voucher.
The 2017 Festival lineup will be announced the evening of September 5th, 2017. Registration for writing classes will also be available in early September. A full schedule will be released in October, and available in the Willamette Week on Wednesday, November 8.
Each year, Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival brings thousands of readers to Portland’s Southwest Park Blocks for a day-long event. The Portland Art Museum will remain the heart of the festival. Events will also take place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, The Old Church, Oregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and three of the stages of Portland’5: the Brunish Theatre, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Thank you to our wonderful partners and our vibrant literary community for making this event possible.