This Week in the Mercury

Everything as Fuck
Bad Professor

Film

Bad Professor

A Loving Homage to a Rightly Forgotten Genre



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wordstock Announces 2013 Author Lineup

Posted by Alison Hallett on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Unknown.jpeg

Wordstock announced their 2013 author lineup last week: AM Homes, Alyssa Nutting, Rick Moody, Jane Smiley, Nicholson Baker, Francesca Lia Block (!! protip, don't ever try to reread her books as an adult), TC Boyle... and of course, stellar locals like Cheryl Strayed, Craig Thompson, Monica Drake, and my always-and-forever favorite Portland author, Tom Spanbauer. The whole list is right over here.

This year's festival also features the Lit-Crawl inspired "LitHopPDX" on Wednesday, Oct 2, organized by Portland author/publisher Kevin Sampsell. Situated at the east end of Hawthorne a la Bridgetown, it's a three-hour marathon bar/readings crawl, where six venues will host more than 50 readers, each of whom will take the mic for 15 minutes. Each venue is booked by a publisher or reading series: Bad Blood, If Not For Kidnap, Nows Ours, Sister Spit, Tin House, and YesYes Books. Sampsell is planning to make this a regular event, with another LitHop planned for spring.

The Wordstock festival runs Oct 3-6, with a book fair Oct 5-6 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this thread:

Comments are closed.

Most Commented on Blogtown, PDX

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy