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.
- Powell’s Books will sell all YA titles at The Old Church
- Each author will sign copies of their book following their panel
Wits Anthology Launch
Celebrate with local high school students as we launch Change Cannot Be Tamed, a collection of poetry, prose, and comics created in Writers in the Schools (WITS) residencies during the 2017-2018 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 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 Writing & Social Justice for High School Students from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 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 Vendors 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!