Win Tickets: Portland 2010 WordStock Book Festival This Weekend

We have two pairs of tickets to this weekend’s Wordstock Book Festival (Good for both Days of Book Fair – worth $10 each) to giveaway. To Win Tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn & emailed Monday, October 8 @ 3PM.

From our partners at Wordstock
Wordstock Portland, OregonWordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. To date it has hosted over 1,000 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 80,000 people at past festivals. Wordstock features nine author stages; a book fair with over 125 exhibitors; a special children's activity area and children's literature stage; a series of workshops for emerging writers; a day-long professional development workshop for K-12 teachers; over a week's worth of special events hosted by our partner organizations throughout the region, including a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show that features writers from the festival; and more.

Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation.

When – Oct. 7th – 10th
Book Fair Oct. 9th – 10th — 10am to 6pm
Location – Oregon Convention Center
Stephen Elliott
Maile Meloy
Karl Marlantes
Timothy Egan
Steve Almond
Aimee Bender
Paul Provenza
+ Hundreds of Others
Workshops for Teachers, Workshops for Writers, Over 125 Exhibitors, Author Panels, Readings, BEER GARDEN!
Tickets $7 for one day $10 for both days of the Book Fair.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets: Portland 2010 WordStock Book Festival This Weekend

  1. Andrea Janda October 7, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    i am FINALLY out of school and can devote time to reading & writing for pleasure. i just won this month’s poetry contest on goodreads and i want to continue the forward momentum of creative writing!

  2. shelley October 7, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    My friend and I are both teachers and writers, we would love the chance to stay inspired and get new ways to extend our love of reading and writing to the classroom! Thanks!

  3. Noa October 7, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    Because, I, too, want to belong to the elite intelligencia

  4. Matt Shoobridge October 7, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    I love reading!

  5. C.A. October 7, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Because learning to read let me do cool things like interpret that getting tickets on Monday for an event happening this weekend is inherently impossible without time travel. Good thing October 8th is Friday AKA tomorrow. Also, reading gets you laid. Totally.

  6. Julia October 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Because I am a word nerd!

  7. john carlos October 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    because there are a lot of interesting people in a small place.

  8. Jim W October 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I want to win because I want to see Stephen Elliott, Steve Almond, and a crap ton of awesome poets. Help feed my poetry addiction! Help me help literary magazines stay alive by spending money on them! Please?!

  9. April October 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Because I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library (Borges).

  10. Angela Ward October 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I’m an aspiring writer and single mom of a wonderful kid, and we are both book worms. I would love to be able to take him so he can participate in all the fun kid activities while I attend some of the stellar conversations planned.

  11. mark fields October 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    My Sweetheart is contemplating a new career as an author and this would be a beautiful experience to motivate her! This Could be her date with destiny! I am EXCITED EXCITED EXCITED to try to win this!!!

  12. John Linneman October 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Being an inspiring writer and a bibliophile at heart; I feel this would be an excellent opportunity to dive into the great resources Portland has to offer and to experience first hand the creative process of writing and publishing. I have lived in Portland for 12 years now and go to Powell’s regularly. It is one of my favorite places. I have always wanted to go to this but have always missed out because of financial problems. Who knows maybe this would be an integral part of my writing career, a stepping stone that finaly got the perivial ball going.

  13. Shannon October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m a high school teacher in search of well-written young adult fiction–not about vampires.

  14. E October 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Because I believe in the power of words

  15. Robyn K October 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Oh please please please! I adore books and am too stinking poor to buy tickets right now.

  16. Natalie October 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    I would like to go this year because I have always volunteered at wordstock, and this year I couldn’t…but I would just love to check out Sunday as a first-time tourist :)

  17. lorrie leiker October 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    I want to win these for my husband because he’s an awesome writer, but doesn’t get enough time and he has never been to this!

  18. Jim October 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Books! need to say more? I want to go.

  19. emily willard October 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    I really admire these authors and would love to attend!

  20. Cynthia Spencer October 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Literature is
    Super fun and mind boggling
    Would like to attend!

  21. Jeremy M October 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    Lame, now give me tickets.

  22. Chad Snow October 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    While the next-door neighbor’s dog’s lilting, but insistent bark usually resides under “noise”, it now has a sub classification bordering on “annoyance”. That reminds me of Eric Burdon’s album, “Soul of a Man” that won’t leave my hard drive regardless of the number of attempts to eradicate it…c’mon, we gotta get outta this place!

  23. Deanna October 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    My neighbor just helped me rip out my deckand build a new one and I know that he loves this event. I would love to treat him to Wordstock (and treat myself!).

  24. Cassandra October 8, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    I especially took the weekend off and am working horrid hours so that I can go to Wordstock. However, my car is in the shop (AGAIN!) and I may have to skip it because even $10 seems like a lot with that mechanic bill looming. Please pick me! I only need one ticket! You could pick another winner! What a bargain!

  25. Stephanie October 8, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    This weekend is my first anniversary. I’d love to celebrate by taking my sweetie to Wordstock.

  26. Sandra C. October 8, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    I teach and one of my HS students actually won a writing contest and got to read at the First Wordstock years ago. I still am teaching and now maybe I get to go. Please. Please.

  27. Julie October 8, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    I’d love to go to Wordstock this year — it’s so inspiring! :-)

  28. AlBal October 8, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    My mind loops in 5-7-5.

    Saucy country girls
    With an appetite for kinks
    Get off in stables


    Nasty young Maidel
    Dirty moo moo hardcore tales
    In the cattle shed

    I really need to get out more!

  29. stephanie October 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    I love to read. a lot.

  30. Daniel bachleda October 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    I am a former right who’s not picked up the pen but to sign my own name in two years. I’d love to go and be inspired. Pretty please?

  31. Heidi October 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I am an aspiring elementary school teacher with a passion for reading and writing. I would LOVE to see what is new in the realm of children’s literature.

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