Festival tickets include admission to the Portland Art Museum for the day and a $5 voucher to spend at the book fair.
Advance tickets are $15 (day-of tickets $18) and include a wristband for all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum for the day and a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair, where you can discover a new poetry press, pick up information about MFA programs and writing classes, get book recommendations from Multnomah County Library readers advisory, pick up festival authors’ books from Powell’s, Green Bean Books, and more. Plus, attendees 17 and younger and anyone with a valid high school student ID attend the festival for FREE.
PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for a workshop at Wordstock, your registration fee includes admission to the festival.
Click here to view a downloadable schedule of onstage events. The full festival program will be available inside the Willamette Week on Wednesday, November 2.
Wordstock offers a series of writing workshops on flash fiction, poetry, memoir, and more.
Workshops at Wordstock are two hours in length. Most classes meet at the Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205); WITS classes meet at the Portland Art Museum in the Crumpacker Library. See individual class pages for meeting room and place. Instructors are national and local writers, offering workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and a variety of other topics. PLEASE NOTE: The workshop registration fee includes admission to the festival and a $5 book voucher redeemable at the Wordstock book fair. All workshop participants can pick up their festival wristband and voucher at the NWFC and skip the box office.
Online registration for Wordstock classes ends Thursday, November 3. Individuals may register in person for any remaining non-sold-out classes on Saturday, November 5th at Wordstock at the registration table at the Northwest Film Center, or outside the Crumpacker Library (depending on the class). However the Wordstock admission ticket price will NOT be included in the tuition for those who register for classes on-site at Wordstock.
For more information about any of the Wordstock workshops contact Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers.
We are also presenting two free classes for youth (advance registration required):
Jam Comics Workshop for Grades 9-12 with Jonathan Hill
This workshop for high school students focuses on the basics of clear visual storytelling and challenges everyone to follow those guidelines as we collaborate on comics together. FREE!
“Interactive Poetry Workshop” for Grades 6-8 with Bettina de León Barrera
In this poetry workshop for middle school (grades 6-8) youth, bilingual (Spanish and English) poet Bettina de León Barrera will provide opportunities for participants to write poetry, collaborate, innovate, and share. FREE!