Dear readers and writers,
I am excited to announce that Literary Arts has acquired the Wordstock Festival, the nine-year-old program that celebrates the transformative power of words and books. The Festival will re-launch as a one-day event on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Portland Art Museum in Downtown Portland. Wordstock joins thousands of readers and writers with hundreds of small presses, independent publishers, booksellers, and authors.
Literary Arts is proud to have the opportunity to build on Wordstock’s history. We look forward to collaborating with the incredible group of writers, publishers, volunteers, and funders who have built this celebration of literature into an important cultural moment for Portland and for Oregon.
Much more information will be available soon on this page. Please check back often and like Literary Arts on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter for the most current news and updates on our programming. As we all anticipate the re-launch of the festival, feel free to contact Literary Arts through the form below. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing the literary community come together at Wordstock 2015.
All the best,
Literary Arts is hiring a Festival Manager. This position will play a central role in re-launching the Wordstock Literary Festival and will eventually produce Portland Arts & Lectures and other literary events year round. Click here for more information on how to apply.
About Literary Arts: Founded in 1984, Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary organization located in downtown Portland. This year we’re celebrating 30 years of serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland’s public high schools. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.
This year we’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Click here to learn more about our 2014/2015 special events and initiatives.
The re-launched festival depends on tax-deductible donations from individuals and sponsors. Please consider contributing your support today. Click here to make a donation.