From the Bookmark Bash to Lit Crawl Portland to partner events, Wordstock 2016 offered bookish activities for everyone, all weekend long, all around the city.
The festival weekend opened with the Bookmark Bash: a Benefit for Wordstock on Thursday, November 3 at the Portland Art Museum. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with a live auction at 8:00 p.m.
On November 4, Lit Crawl Portland took to the streets of downtown Portland as the offical kick off event for Wordstock. A project of Literary Arts/Wordstock and San Francisco’s Litquake Foundation, Lit Crawl programming features some of America’s most groundbreaking and beloved writers onstage for literary mayhem in places you’d never anticipate! Portland’s event will feature a night of progressive, unconventional readings and literary events in unconventional spaces. Stay tuned about the 2017 event!
Literary Arts also partnered with several exciting Portland organizations to present Wordstock editions of Live Wire Radio, Portland Story Theater, Back Fence PDX, and Literary Death Match as well as a special “Film to Page” film series at the Northwest Film Center.