Festival Activities for Teens
Young Adult (YA) Panels
Check out fantastic YA authors in panel discussions ALL DAY at The Old Church, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. View a schedule of YA events here. (Schedule subject to change without notice.)
- Powell’s Books will sell all YA titles at The Old Church
- Authors will sign copies of their book following their panel
Wits Anthology Launch
Celebrate with local high school students as we launch To Break the Stillness, a collection of poetry, prose, and comics created in Writers in the Schools (WITS) residencies during the 2018-2019 school year. The launch will feature several students reading original work in the Miller Gallery, on the first floor of the Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building (1119 SW Park Avenue) at 2:15 p.m. More details here.
Can’t get enough YA? Some YA Authors will have pop-up readings in the Portland Art Museum galleries! View a schedule of pop-up readings here.
Workshops for writers of all ages are available at the Festival! For high schoolers, sign up for Drop In Prose Writing For High Schoolers from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm., in the Kinney classroom at the Portland Art Museum. Admission is free. Pre-registration available and strongly encouraged — this will fill up!
Books & Gifts
- Lots of fantastic exhibitors are selling all-ages books and gifts in the Book Fair!
- Exhibitors can be found on the first and third floors of the Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building.
- Hungry? Check out our food trucks at the Festival! Food trucks can be found parked on SW Park Avenue.
- The Old Church will also serve concessions on-site, if you can’t tear yourself away from the stage!