Win Tickets ($30): Literary Arts Presents 2021 Portland Book Festival | 5 Nights of Virtual Programming, In-Person Fair

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Book Festival In-Person Fair on November 13. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 8.


From our sponsors:
Portland Book Festival
November 8-13, 2021
More info:

Join Literary Arts for the Portland Book Festival, returning in a hybrid format this year, featuring five nights of virtual programming, presented by Bank of America, November 8–12, 2021, and an in-person Festival Day on Saturday, November 13, 2021, featuring a book fair, food trucks, pop-up readings, on-stage events, and more. We’re also offering virtual and in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space.

VIRTUAL Festival
November 8–12 | Sliding scale $0+

IN-PERSON Festival
November 13, 2021
10a.m.–5p.m. | $15 ADV, $25 Doors | Youth FREE
Location: Portland Art Museum & Portland’5

The in-person Festival will feature a special appearance from Louise Erdrich, speaking remotely via live broadcast to an in-person audience. A limited number of passes including a copy of Erdrich’s new book, The Sentence, are available. Book-inclusive pass required to attend. This event will be played for the in-person audience within the Newmark Theatre only. No additional livestream or recording will be available.

Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event date, is required to attend in person. Learn more.

Get your passes today!




  1. Cassandra on October 18, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Would love to attend!

  2. Jennifer on October 18, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    We would love a pair of tickets.

  3. Carissa on October 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    What an amazing idea! I’d LOVE to go! 📚

    • Amy on October 26, 2021 at 10:35 am

      It’s been so long since I’ve been to a book fair. I need time with my fellow bookworms.

  4. Mia on October 19, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Would love to go again.

  5. Daniel Shephard on October 19, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Interested in this event

  6. Cara on October 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this event before. It sounds like a Scholastic Book Fair, but for adults! Would love to enter for a chance to win tickets.

  7. Cathy on October 19, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    My daughter, the writer, would love to go to this event! Thank you

  8. Mallory on October 19, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    I’d like to win because books are life. And I could use something good happen, this month has been the worst in my life

  9. Hunter M on October 20, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Let’s go!

  10. Bob MacKay on October 21, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    I like my books live

  11. YB on October 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    This looks awesome!

  12. Tonya Davis on October 22, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Would love to win

  13. Lisa Lyne on October 23, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I would love to attend. I went to this event when it was called Wordstock. I saw / heard John Irving, Cheryl Strayed, Diana Nyad, Jesse Eisenberg. All of it was brilliant. I also sat in on a session with some local chefs which was brilliant. I love words.

  14. Lilia M on October 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I would like to participate.

  15. Megan Mitchell on October 23, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    We would love a pair of tickets!

  16. Paul Warner on October 24, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Being a middle school librarian, I would love to attend the event to get books for the kids to check out, & if possible maybe some of the authors can sign for the library.

  17. Leah on October 24, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    This would be a dream… it’s like an adult Scholastics fair!!

  18. Lesley K on October 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Boooooooks!! My favorite thing in life.

  19. Sheena on October 27, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I’d love to have a chance to attend this! 🙂

  20. Justin Isla on October 28, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I love this event so much!

  21. Cath on November 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    We’d love to attend!

  22. Jane Black on November 3, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Moved here just before the pandemic … would love to meet some people who love books … Fingers crossed 🙂

  23. Paige on November 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    I’ll be celebrating my 31st birthday that day and would love to spend it surrounded by books!

  24. Lee Widener on November 4, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    My partner & I are both writers but have never been able to attend the Portland Book Fair. Please make our dreams come true!

  25. Carol Trekas on November 4, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I want to go to the Newmark Theater please.

  26. Justin Isla on November 4, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I love this event!

  27. Naghma Husain on November 4, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I would love to win because I’m a huge fan of Louise Erdrich.

  28. Katelyn Hays on November 5, 2021 at 12:35 am


  29. Juan Rosado on November 6, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    I would love to attend to explore my new city and bask in all it has to offer!

  30. Johnny on November 6, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Very interested in attending the book fair and talks!

  31. Sadie on November 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    This would be awesome to go to! I love to read and I think I would have so much fun at this event.

  32. Evelyn on November 7, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    I’m a writer and I could use some inspiration! I’d love to go!

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