Wordstock believes that every kid’s a writer, which is why we focus our programs on K-8 graders, their families and their teachers. Because even though Portland is one of the most literary cities in the world, only 52% of Portland Public Schools 7th graders met writing standards in 2009-2010 — the only milestone to experience a decline from the previous year. Across Oregon, the percentage of 4th graders meeting or exceeding writing standards also dropped — 3 points from 2009-2010 to 2010-2011.
Your gift could change a life. You could inspire a third-grader, like one of Sam Leach’s students, to learn to write. Sam brought his third-grade class and their families to the 2011 Wordstock Festival to discover what it’s like to be a published writer. You can see them behind the scenes with Pseudonymous Bosch in our video.
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Michael Gerard Mele
Jessica Manly Bucciarelli
Michael & Ellen Hudson
Alan T. Jones
North Country Productions
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Richard Solomon & Alyce Flitcraft
George & Nancy Thorn
Miles & Linda Barber
Richard Toscan & Sharon Walker
Q Van Benschoten
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