An Oregon icon is set for a major tune-up as Metro renovates the famous "Portland" sign on Broadway Avenue at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Edges of the Earth: Fiction from the Frontier
with Lily Brooks-Dalton, Brendan Jones, Hannah Pittard, Julie Buntin
Stories from the boundary, mental or physical: In Brendan Jones‘s The Alaskan Laundry, a young woman finds she can’t run from herself, even as far as an island in Alaska; in Listen to Me, Hannah Pittard builds the tension between a middle-aged couple over the course of a road trip; and in Lily Brooks-Dalton‘s Good Morning, Midnight, an elderly scientist stranded in the Arctic and a young astronaut on a return trip from Jupiter confront the question: What endures at the end of the world? Moderated by Julie Buntin of Catapult.
Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival will be held at the Portland Art Museum and at venues in the surrounding South Park Blocks area on Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Click here to purchase advance tickets to the festival. Wordstock 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, pick up festival authors’ books from Powell’s or Green Bean Books, and more. Plus, attendees 17 and younger and anyone with a valid high school student ID attend the festival for FREE.
The festival will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks. Workshops at Wordstock include a ticket to the festival and a book voucher with tuition.
This year, the festival expands to six new venues in the South Park Blocks, including The Old Church, Oregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and three of the stages of Portland’5: the Brunish Theatre, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. We will also return to the Portland Art Museum and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The new partner venues and stages more than DOUBLE the seated capacity for the festival. Other updates to the festival include an expanded book fair and more programming and activities for children and youth.