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• Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll
• Thinking Big: Religion, Politics & Sexuality
LGBT
• Local Focus: Literature, History & Culture
• YA Do or Die at Wordstock
• Staff Picks
• For the Kids
• Screen, Stage & Performance
• Our Changing World
• The Art & Craft of Storytelling
• The Wild, Wild West

 

Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll – SATURDAY
Need we say more?

10:30-11:45am
         No More Heaving Bosoms: Writing and Publishing Modern Erotica and Romance Novels
         Workshop – FICTION  |  Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage A | D-139
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

12-1pm
         Bettye LaVette, A Woman Like Me & Storm Large, Crazy Enough
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

1-2pm
         The “Adult” in “Young Adult”
         Conversation – YOUNG ADULT
         Who: Joëlle Anthony, Steve Brezenoff, Kristen-Paige Madonia / Moderator: Erica Lorraine Scheidt
         Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

2-3pm (Sat)
         Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

3-4pm (Sat)
         Snack/Drinkery break  |  Where: Concession Stand & The Drinkery (full bar)

4-5pm (Sat)
         What Sex Does to a Story
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Anakana Schofield, Lidia Yuknavitch, Yuvi Zalkow / Moderator: Shanna Germain
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage Stage | D-135

From 5-6pm, choose between:
         Anonymous, Love is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

         Storm Large, Crazy Enough
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll – SUNDAY

From 11am-12pm, choose between:
         Christopher Baughman, Off the Street
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

         How to Be a Person: The Stranger’s Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION
         Who: Co-authors Bethany Jean Clement, Christopher Frizzelle, and Lindy West
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

12-1pm 
         Snack/Drinkery break  |  Where: Concession Stand & The Drinkery (full bar)

From 3-4pm, choose between:
         I Write the Songs: Musician as Songwriter
         Conversation – POETRY / SONGWRITING
         Who: Anne Adams, Laura Gibson, Nick Jaina / Moderator: Mark Baumgarten
         Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

         Electric Voyeurism
         Conversation – NONFICTION
         Who: Inara Scott, Shanna Germain, Arianne Cohen / Moderator: AJ Rogers, a.k.a. Amory Jane
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

From 4-5pm, choose between:
         Chloe Caldwell, Legs Get Led Astray & Kevin Sampsell, Best Sex Writing 2012
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

         The Beer Chicks, The Naked Brewer & Mark Baumgarten, Love Rock Revolution
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

5-6pm 
         Arianne Cohen, The Sex Diaries Project & Shanna Germain, editor of Bound by Lust
         Author Appearance – FICTION / NONFICTION  |  Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

Thinking Big: Religion, Politics & Sexuality – SATURDAY

11am-12pm
         Putting Words in the Mouth of God
         Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION
         Who: James Bernard Frost, Colin Dickey, Tonya Hurley / Moderator: Cynthia O’Brien
         Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

3-4pm
         Bruce Beasley, Theophobia & Suzanne Paola, The Lives of Saints
         Author Appearance – POETRY  |  Where: Attic Institute Poetry Stage | D-133

5-6pm
         The Mystery Box Show
         The Mystery Box Show is a live storytelling series focusing on the themes of sex and sexuality.
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

Thinking Big: Religion, Politics & Sexuality – SUNDAY

From 2-3p, choose between:
         Cathi Hanauer, Gone & Anakana Schofield, Malarky
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

The Heart of The Matter
Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION / YA
Who: Duff Brenna, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jerry McGill / Moderator: Susan Kerner
Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

3-4pm
         Doug Fine, Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

5-6pm
         S. Brian Willson, Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

LGBT – SATURDAY
Wordstock authors who have dealt with queer characters and topics in their current or past work.

2-3pm
         Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

3-4pm
         Out on the Page
         Conversation – JOURNALISM / QUEER
         Who: David Levithan, Carter Sickels, Christopher Frizzelle / Moderator: Aaron Scott
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

LGBT – SUNDAY

1-2pm
         Briefly Knocked Unconscious By a Low-Flying Duck: Stories From 2nd Story
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION
         Who: Deb R. Lewis  |  Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

From 4-5pm, choose between:
         One Big Happy Queer Family
         Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION / QUEER / YA
         Who: Gregory Martin, Deb R. Lewis, Erica Lorraine Scheidt / Moderator: Paul Fukui
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

         David Levithan, Every Day
         Author Appearance – YA  |  Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

Local Focus: Literature, History & Culture – SATURDAY
For those of you who think (know) Portland is the center of the literary universe.

12-1pm
         Jewel Lansing & Fred Leeson, Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story of Oregon’s Most Populous County
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

1-2pm
         James Bernard Frost, A Very Minor Poet & Hanna Neuschwander, Left Coast Roast
         Author Appearance – FICTION / NONFICTION  |  Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

2-3pm
         Jon Raymond, Rain Dragon & Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Head Case
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

4-5pm
         Carter Sickels, The Evening Hour & Alexis Smith, Glaciers
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

5-6pm
         Yuvi Zalkow, A Brilliant Novel in the Works
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

Local Focus: Literature, History & Culture – SUNDAY

11am-12pm
         Joe Bianco, The Story Never Ends, A Memoir of a Newspaper Reporter
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

12-1pm
         Local Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists
         Conversation – JOURNALISM
         Who: Tom Hallman Jr., Nigel Jaquiss, Richard Read / Moderator: Jack Hart
         Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

2-3pm
         Chelsea Cain, Kill You Twice
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

3-4pm
         Poets from The Atheneum at Attic Institute
         Author Appearance – POETRY  |  Where: Attic Institute Poetry Stage | D-133

4-5pm
         Phillip Margolin, Capitol Murder
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

5-6pm
         Kristy Athens, Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

YA Do or Die at Wordstock – SATURDAY
Get your YA fix! We have an ENTIRE STAGE dedicated to YA authors at Wordstock this year. These are the can’t-miss events on this stage!

10:30-11:45am
         Writing Memorable Characters–For Young Writers
         Workshop – YA
         Who: Joëlle Anthony
         Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage A | D-139
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

1-2pm
         The “Adult” in “Young Adult”
         Conversation – YA
         Who: Joëlle Anthony, Steve Brezenoff, Kristen-Paige Madonia / Moderator: Erica Lorraine Scheidt
         Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

2-3pm
         Living in a Fantasy World
         Conversation – YA
         Who: Alex Adams, Lissa Price, Kevin Emerson / Moderator: David Levithan
         Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

4-5pm
         Tonya Hurley, The Blessed & Lish McBride, Necromancing the Stone
         Author Appearance – YA  |  Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

5-6pm
         Keeping It Real
         Conversation – YA
         Who: Lisa Burstein, Katie Kacvinsky, David Levithan / Moderator: Jen Violi
         Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

YA Do or Die at Wordstock – SUNDAY

12-1pm
         Teen Thrillers
         Conversation – YA
         Who: April Henry, Jeanne Ryan, Kimberly Derting / Moderator: Phillip Margolin
         Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

1-2pm
         Jackson Pearce, Sisters Red & Tamara Ireland Stone, Time Between Us
         Author Appearance – YA  |  Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

4-5pm
         David Levithan, Every Day
         Author Appearance – YA  |  Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

5-6p
         New Trends in Teen Paranormal
         Conversation – YA
         Who: Tamara Ireland Stone, Sean Beaudoin, Martha Brockenbrough, Lish McBride / Moderator: Inara Scott
         Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

Staff Picks – SATURDAY
It’s tough narrowing down the field. Here are some that we’re not going to miss.

11am-12pm
         Peter Zuckerman, Buried in the Sky
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

12-1pm
         Sara Levine, Treasure Island!!!
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

1-2pm
         Peter Heller, The Dog Stars
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

2-3pm
         Jon Raymond, Rain Dragon
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

3-4pm
         Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

4-5pm
         Truth in Storytelling
         Conversation – JOURNALISM / NONFICTION
         Who: Peter Zuckerman, Megan Stielstra, James Kunen / Moderator: Jack Hart
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

5-6pm
         Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

Staff Picks – SUNDAY

11am-12pm
         How to Be a Person: The Stranger’s Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION
         Who: Co-authors Bethany Jean Clement, Christopher Frizzelle, and Lindy West
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

12-1pm
         Martha Grover, One More for the People
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

1-2pm
         Briefly Knocked Unconscious By a Low-Flying Duck: Stories From 2nd Story
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION
         Who: CP Chang, Deb R. Lewis, and Megan Stielstra
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

2-3pm
         Alex Adams, White Horse
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

3-4pm
         The Art of the Ending
         Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION / YA
         Who: Brian Doyle, Natalie Serber, Jon Raymond / Moderator: Lee Montgomery
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

4-5pm
         Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

5-6pm
         Christopher Lord, The Christmas Carol Murders
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

For the Kids – SATURDAY
Got kids? Be sure to take them to Little Word, our children’s stage and discovery place! These are the can’t-miss events on this stage!

11am-12pm
         Nonfiction for Kids (Ruth A. Musgrave, National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks & Brenda Peterson, Leopard
         & Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups
)
         Author Appearance – CHILDREN’S
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

12-1pm
         Mac Barnett, Chloe & the Lion & Jon Klassen, This is Not My Hat
         Author Appearance – CHILDREN’S
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

For the Kids – SUNDAY

12-1pm
         Tad Hills, Rocket Writes a Story & John Skewes, Larry Gets Lost in Portland
         Author Appearance – CHILDREN’S
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

1-2pm
         Keith Baker, 1-2-3 Peas & Matt Holm, Squish #4: Captain Disaster
         Author Appearance – CHILDREN’S
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

2-3pm
         Christopher Healy, The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom & John Stephens, The Fire Chronicle
         Author Appearance – MIDDLE GRADE
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

4:30-5pm
         Fractured Fairy Tales
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Christopher Healey and Jackson Pearce / Moderator: Sara Gundell
         Where: KinderCare Children’s Stage | Hall D, Left Stage

Screen, Stage & Performance – THURSDAY
From Hollywood glamour to Portland theater to live storytelling, get your performance fix with these events.

6:30pm
         Opening Night: Poets Slam Workstock
         Two of this year’s Wordstock topics, sex and dystopia, equip our word-star opponents with grand slam fodder.
         With special guest Anis Mojgani. Hosted by Eirean Bradley.
         Where: The Bagdad Theater | 3701 SE Hawthorne Blvd
         Cost: $9.95, general admission | Tickets available at cascasetickets.com or Bagdad box office

Screen, Stage & Performance – SATURDAY

11am-12pm
         Tell Me a Story
         Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION
         Who: Renee Watson, Robert Rubinstein, Kambri Crews / Moderator: Amanda Delheimer Dimond
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

1-2pm
         Dramatic Readings of Missed Connections Ads
         Where: Red Chair District, from 11am-5pm.

3-4pm
         Life in the Spotlight: Celebrity Memoir
         Conversation – NONFICTION
         Who: Bettye LaVette, Diane Farr, Randy Fertel / Moderator: Kimberly Witherspoon
         Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

Screen, Stage & Performance – SUNDAY

10:30-11:45am
         Tell It Out Loud! Performance for Writers
         Workshop – FICTION / NONFICTION
         Who: Megan Stielstra and Amanda Delheimer Dimond
         Where: Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage B | D-140
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

From 12-1pm, choose between:
         Live Theater in the Internet Age
         Conversation – THEATER
         Who: Grace Carter, Olga Sanchez, Brian Weaver / Moderator: Matthew Kern
         Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

         Book to Screen
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Michael Koryta, Whitney Otto, Daniel H. WIlson / Moderator: John Stephens
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

1-2pm
         Briefly Knocked Unconscious By a Low-Flying Duck: Stories From 2nd Story
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION
         Who: CP Chang, Deb R. Lewis, and Megan Stielstra
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

2-3pm
         Dramatic Readings of Missed Connections Ads
         Where: Red Chair District, from 11am-5pm.

Our Changing World – SATURDAY

11am-12pm
         The End of the World As We Know It
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Katie Kacvinsky, Peter Heller, Daniel H. Wilson / Moderator: David Oates
         Where: Comcast Stage | Hall D, Middle Stage

12-1pm
         Kevin Emerson, The Lost Code & Lissa Price, Starters
         Author Appearance – YA  |  Where: TriMet YA Stage | D-136

1-2pm
         New Nature Writing: Beth Baker, Rick Borsten & David Oates
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

2-3pm
         Living in a Fantasy World
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Alex Adams, Lissa Price, Kevin Emerson / Moderator: David Levithan
         Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

Our Changing World – SUNDAY

1-2pm
         (Almost) Doomsday Journalism
         Conversation – JOURNALISM
         Who: Brent Walth, Jeff Jensen, Doug Fine / Moderator: TBD
         Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

2-3pm
         Daniel H. Wilson, Amped & Alex Adams, White Horse
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

3-4pm
         David Wolman, The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers–and the Coming Cashless
         Society

         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

4-5pm
         John Daniel, Of Earth: New and Selected Poems
         Author Appearance – POETRY  |  Where: Attic Institute Poetry Stage | D-133

The Art & Craft of Storytelling – SATURDAY

11am-12pm
         There’s Nothing Like Your First
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Kim Fay, Lois Leveen, Evan P. Schneider / Moderator: Sara Levine
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

Then, head on over to:

         Open Write
         Open Write Competition, where you’re given a prompt and a mere nine minutes to write like a banshee on your
         way to fame, fortune and possibly a cool prize. No pressure!
         Judge: Lisa Zeidner
         Where: Hall D, next to The Drinkery

1:30-2:45pm
         Triage: A Better Way to Revise
         Workshop – FICTION / NONFICTION
         Where: Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage B | D-140
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

3-4pm
         Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

4-5pm
         What Sex Does to a Story
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Anakana Schofield, Lidia Yuknavitch, Yuvi Zalkow / Moderator: Shanna Germain
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage Stage | D-135

4:30-5:45pm
         Keep Talking: Discovering and Revealing Character through Dialogue
         Workshop – FICTION
         Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage A | D-139
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

5-6pm
         The Side-Kick: Creating Secondary Characters
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Kim Barnes, Martha Grover, Joyce Hinnefeld / Moderator: Pancho Savery
         Where: National Endowment for the Arts Stage | D-137

The Art & Craft of Storytelling – SUNDAY

11am-12pm
         Twisting the Tale
         Conversation – FICTION
         Who: Kurt Anderson, Jess Walter, Cathi Hanauer / Moderator: Samiya Bashir
         Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

12-1:15pm
         Obsession x Voice
         Workshop – FICTION / NONFICTION
         Where: Where: Minuteman Press Team Writer’s Workshop Stage A | D-139
         Cost: 1 workshop: $35, 2 workshops: $30, additional: $20/each

1-2pm
         Natalie Serber, Shout Her Lovely Name & Catherine Brady, Curled in the Bed of Love
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

2-3p
         Open Write
         Open Write Competition, where you’re given a prompt and a mere nine minutes to write like a banshee on your
         way to fame, fortune and possibly a cool prize. No pressure!
         Judge: Lidia Yuknavitch
         Where: Hall D, next to The Drinkery

3-4pm
         The Art of the Ending
         Conversation – FICTION / NONFICTION / YA
         Who: Brian Doyle, Natalie Serber, Jon Raymond / Moderator: Lee Montgomery
         Where: Faceout Studio Stage | D-135

4-5pm
         Tin House
         Author Appearance – FICTION / NONFICTION / POETRY
         Who: Karen Karbo, Jon Raymond, Willy Vlautin
         Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

5-6pm
         Debra Dean, The Mirrored World
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

The Wild, Wild West – SATURDAY

12-1pm
         Kimberly Jensen, Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life of Activism & Jewel Lansing &
         Fred Leeson, Multnomah: The Tumultuous Story of Oregon’s Most Populous County
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

From 3-4pm, choose between:
         Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

         Pauls Toutonghi, Evel Knieval Days
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

The Wild, Wild West – SUNDAY

11am-12pm
         Bruce Holbert, Lonesome Animals
         Author Appearance – FICTION  |  Where: Oregon Cultural Trust Stage | D-138

3-4pm
         Dean Adams, Four Thousand Hooks
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: Work for Art Stage | D-134

4-5pm
         Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer
         Author Appearance – NONFICTION  |  Where: McMenamins Stage | Hall D, Right Stage

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