Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wordstock: Portland Book Festival 2007 - November 9-11

Wordstock III is fast approaching!

Although best known for the Book Fair, several events actually make up the Wordstock Festival. Here’s a summary of all the things you can do at Wordstock.

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Book Fair
Over 200 national and regional authors from every genre read on 9 stages. Over 100 exhibitors are on hand with their latest books at the Oregon Convention Center.
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Children's Festival
The Children's Stage and the Target Children's Festival at Wordstock are filled with activities that are inspiring and exciting for kids of all ages. There will be storytelling workshops, interactive displays, a book-making area, puppet shows, and more. Onstage we'll feature some of the most exciting writers of books for children, tweens, and young adults working today, including J. Otto Seibold, Matthew Holm, Eric Kimmel, Laini Taylor, and Roscoe Orman, better known to generations of kids as "Gordon" on Sesame Street.
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Live Wire Radio Show
Join us for another special Wordstock edition of the popular public radio variety and vaudeville show. Guests include Harry Shearer, Peter Sagal, Lauren Weedman, John Wesley Harding, Shane Koyczan and more!
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The Night of Literary Feasts
25 prominent authors, national and local, are invited to attend private dinners hosted by individuals or groups. This event is a benefit for writing education in Oregon's K-12 schools through the non-profit organization Community of Writers.
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Tickets are on sale now for Carl Hiaasen, Live Wire, and all of Wordstock's special evening events!
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Wordstock features writing workshops for both teachers and writers. The teachers workshops take place on Friday and Saturday while the writers workshops take place on Saturday and Sunday.
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