In keeping with its revamped format as a book festival that wants to show people how to write books as well as encouraging them to discover new authors, Wordstock will offer a series of writing workshops for adults and youth during the November event in Portland, Oregon.
The recently announced author lineup for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival includes more than 80 authors (see complete list below) writing in all genres and for all ages. Those interested in the event can follow along by being connected to hosting organization Literary Arts on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr at #WordstockPDX.
2015 Wordstock Author Lineup
2015 Children’s, Middle Grade, and Young Adult writers include:
Emily Adrian, Like It Never Happened / Rilla Alexander, Her Idea / Rob Buyea, Saving Mr. Terupt/ Kendare Blake, Templeman McCormick, and April Genevieve Tucholke, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (YA) / Virginia Boecker , The Witch Hunter (YA) / Cathy Camper, Lowriders in Space / Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things (YA) / Kris Dinnison, You & Me & Him (YA) / Karl Newsom Edwards , Fly! / Carson Ellis, Home / Brian Floca, Old Wolf / Ilene Wong Gregorio (YA) / Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (YA) / Stacey Lee, Under a Painted Sky (YA) /David Levithan, Another Day (YA) / Maile Meloy , The After-Room / William Ritter, Beastly Bones (YA) /Christian Robinson, Leo: A Ghost Story / Adam Rubin and Dan Salmieri, RoboSauce / Chris Scofield, The Shark Curtain (YA) / Heidi Schulz , Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code / Michelle Tea, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea (YA) / Renée Watson, This Side of Home (YA)
2015 Fiction writers include:
Kathleen Alcott, Infinite Home / Jami Attenberg, Saint Mazie / Carmiel Banasky, The Suicide of Claire Bishop / Arthur Bradford, Turtleface and Beyond: Stories / Sloane Crosley, The Clasp / Patrick DeWitt, Undermajordomo Minor / Rebecca Dinerstein, The Sunlit Night / Brian Doyle, Martin Marten / Polly Dugan, The Sweetheart Deal / Mary Gaitskill, The Mare / David Gates, A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella / Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire / John Irving, Avenue of Mysteries / Sara Jaffe, Dryland / Valerie Luiselli, The Story of My Teeth / Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees / Chuck Palahniuk, Make Something Up / Benjamin Percy, The Dead Lands / Portland Public School Students, Off Center: WITS Student Anthology 2014-2015 / Tom Spanbauer, I Loved You More / Glenn Taylor, A Hanging at Cinder Bottom / Katherine Taylor, Valley Fever / Adrian Tomine, Killing and Dying (graphic novel) / Vendela Vida, The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty / Willy Vlautin, The Free / Claire Vaye Watkins, Gold, Fame, Citrus / Cat Winters, The Uninvited / Cecily Wong, Diamond Head / Lidia Yuknavitch, The Small Backs of Children
2015 Poets include:
Mary Jo Bang, The Last Two Seconds / Katie Ford , Blood Lyrics / Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus / Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Heaven / Alicia Jo Rabins, Divinity School / Diane Seuss, Fourlegged Girl / Rebecca Wolff, One Morning
2015 Nonfiction (Essays, Memoir, History, and Politics) writers include:
Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America / Sandra Cisneros, A House of My Own: Stories From My Life / Tracy Daugherty, The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion / Zach Dundas, The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes / Jesse Eisenberg, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories/ Heidi Julavits, The Folded Clock / Jon Krakauer, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town / Ursula K. Le Guin, Steering the Craft / Michael McGregor, Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax / Marie Mutsuki Mockett , Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye / Maggie Nelson , The Argonauts / Diana Nyad , Find a Way / Wendell Pierce, The Wind in the Reeds / Lauren Redniss , Thunder and Lightning (graphic novel) / Luc Sante , The Other Paris / Stacy Schiff, The Witches: Salem, 1692 / David Banis and Hunter Shobe, Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas / Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light / Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough / Simon Winchester, Pacific
2015 Cookbook and Food writers include:
Elias Cairo, Olympia Provisions: Cured Meats and Tales from an American Charcuterie / Jenn Louis, Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta / Adam and Jackie Sappington, Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland’s The Country Cat / Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect
Wordstock 2015 Festival and Ticketing Information
Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave)
$15 for adults 18 and older (includes a $5 book fair voucher )*
$10 admission for Portland Art Museum Members (doesn’t include a $5 book fair voucher)
* Free for attendees 17 and younger or any student with a valid high school ID. Also includes admission to the Portland Art Museum’s permanent exhibits.
Wordstock offers bookish activities for everyone all weekend long, all around the city.
Click here for a full schedule and information.