• June 2, 2023
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam
          June 7, 2023
          One Page Wednesday- June
          June 9, 2023
          End of Class Reading: Short Story Intensive
          June 10, 2023
          Poetry in Translation: Reading & Conversation with PEN Award Finalists
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Donate to Support the Portland Book Festival

This year’s Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returns to Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues on November 5, 2022. Literary Arts is committed to making this festival accessible to our entire community, and in order to do this, it’s crucial that we keep ticket prices affordable. In fact, attendees 17 and under enjoy free admission, furthering our mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.  

About the Portland Book Festival

Literary Arts presents the 2023 Portland Book Festival on November 5, presented by Bank of America. Join us for an all-ages, daylong celebration of books and storytelling in all its forms, including author panels, pop-up readings, writing workshops, kids’ story time, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, and more.

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“I refer to the Portland Book Festival as ‘my Christmas’ to family and friends as shorthand for how important it is to me. My favorite part is getting to hear authors speak with such passion and integrity about their work… hearing others speak or perform live reminds me that they are human like me, and that gives me inspiration and permission to feel and reflect and create and be messy or articulate — or both — in my humans, as well.”