Wordstock Festival

Portland’s Wordstock Festival is set to open today, with a guest list of more than 250 authors. For only $3 each day, you can attend dozens of readings at the Oregon Convention Center. (See the full schedule here.) The Willamette Week‘s editorial staff have also written up a handy little Guide to Wordstock, which you should check out.

I will be doing two events at Wordstock. I’ll be reading from my book, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, at the International Fiction stage, with Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us. Here are the details:

Saturday, April 22
12 PM
Portland Stage, B110-111

And I will also be reading from a personal essay I contributed to the anthology The May Queen. The other reader is the lovely and amazing Erin Ergenbright, author of The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook (with Thisbe Nissen) and the co-director of the Loggernaut reading series. Details:

Saturday, April 22
3 PM
Oregon Stage, B118-119

You can see the full author list here. It’s an awesome line-up, so if you’re in the Portland area, please come.