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LITERARY ARTS | Portland Book Festival

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

More information, including our presenter lineup and ticket on-sale date, will be available in fall 2019. Subscribe to our monthly e-news and continue to check online for the latest news!

From the 2018 Portland Book Festival: The 2018 Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) presented by Bank of America featured 100+ authors who presented on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops. The festival included activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with 80+ vendorslocal food trucks, and partner events all weekend long.

Thank you to all of the thousands of readers, authors, and exhibitors who traveled from across Oregon and the world be a part of last year’s event. Click here to view the 2018 Festival guide in full view.

Our wonderful venue partners include the Portland Art Museum, First Congregational United Church of ChristThe Old ChurchOregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and three of the Portland’5 stages: the Brunish Theatre, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The official independent booksellers for the 2018 Portland Book Festival were Powell’s Books, Green Bean BooksBroadway Books, and Annie Bloom’s Books.

Ticket sales only make up about 12% of the total cost to put on the Festival. If you’d like to support the work we do and see Portland Book Festival thrive for years to come, please consider making a tax-deductible gift directly through our website.