Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

A day for books, authors and workshops

11/8/2017, 9:51 a.m.
The annual event Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival by the non-profit group Literary Arts returns Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to ...
Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival returns this weekend to the Portland Art Museum with more than 100 authors for onstage events, pop-up reading, writing workshops and more. Megan Gex/Literary Arts

Lots of folks will be planning their Saturday at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Bank of America. The annual event by the non-profit group Literary Arts returns Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, downtown.

Wordstock 2017 features more than 100 authors presenting 43 onstage events, pop-up readings and 15 writing workshops. The festival includes activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with more than 70 vendors, local food trucks and more.

You will have the chance to hear from such noted authors as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jeffrey Eugenides, Claire Messud, Jenny Han, Daniel Handler/ Lemony Snicket, Tom Perrotta, Adam Gopnik, Morgan Parker, Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Bell, Javaka Steptoe, Mac Barnett, Carson Ellis, Omar El Akkad and many others.

Tickets are$15 in advance and $18 at the door and include a $5 book voucher redeemable at the festival. Admission is free to attendees 17 and under, active military and veterans.