November 5’s Two Literary Events

Two longtime favorites of Northwest readers, writers, and publishers happen in November.

In Oregon, it’s time for Portland Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The daylong event features author discussions, pop-up readings, writing classes for youth and adults, kids’ story time, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, and live music! For more information, check the website at

In Seattle, look for 10th anniversary Short Run Comix & Arts Festival also on Saturday, November 5. The festival devoted to zines, comics, and other small press will be held from 11 am- 6 pm at the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center. Free to the public, Short Run is depending on the success of this event to continue their programming for indie artists. As they announced in May: “We made the decision to hold the festival this fall as the past few years have offered little for artists in the way of book tours and ways to engage with a new audience. As an organization, it has been difficult to sustain the level of volunteer engagement needed without a festival to plan and execute. And finally, the continuation of Short Run (the organization, as a whole) depends on the festival this year, because financially, our infrastructure will not survive another postponement.”

You can find all the Short Run programming at their website

Past Short Run at the Seattle Center, photo courtesy of Short Run Comix & Arts Festival