SOLD OUT: Friend of the Festival Ticket


SOLD OUT: Friend of the Festival Ticket


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Experience the festival alongside the authors!

By purchasing a Friend of the Festival ticket to Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented by Bank of America, you are making a contribution toward the festival’s long-term sustainability. Your support helps keep ticket prices low, ensuring that the festival remains an inclusive community event that unites all Oregonians to celebrate books and literature.

$300 per ticket. Only 40 total tickets available. 

Ticket price includes $250 tax-deductible donation.
Disclaimer: Free entry for youth under age 17 does not apply to Friend of the Festival pass. 

Friend of the Festival ticket holders receives personalized badges with exclusive privileges unlocking special access to:

  • Author Green Room where you can relax and mingle with the 2018 festival authors in a private setting with complimentary food and beverages, swag bags, and VIP volunteers who can help personalize a festival schedule to match your interests.
  • An exclusive invitation to the Saturday Night Author Party on November 10.
  • Guaranteed seating to all events in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
  • Priority Entry to thirty-one author events at the Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Winningstad Theater, Brunish Theater, Oregon Historical Society and The Old Church.*

*Friend of the Festival ticket holders must arrive no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled author event. Priority entry is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival.

Questions? Contact Chelsea Querner at 503.227.2583 x118 or