Clownlike Girl

Monica Drake and the humor of the tragic.


Books
Monica Drake’s sense of humor might really bum you out. The Portland-based author of the acclaimed novel Clown Girl—and, most recently, The Stud Book—finds comedy in life’s farcicality and rel   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Headout: Wordstock Panel Picker

Which 2013 Wordstock panels should you attend?


Headout
Click on image for a larger version!ILLUSTRATION: Heather BlackGO: The Wordstock Festival writers’ panels are at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., wordstockfesti   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Weekend Reading

Wordstock authors on sex, dystopia and Fifty Shades of Grey.


Books
Portland’s annual literary festival, Wordstock, is back and it’s…roughly the same size as ever. For two days, the hallowed halls of the Oregon Convention Center will play host to some 200 vi   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Author! Author!

Wordstock writers in their own words.


Featured Stories
This Saturday and Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center will be overrun by some 150 novelists, journalists, poets and cartoonists for the 2011 Wordstock book fair. The big names on the marquee inclu   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

SNEAK PEEK: Nightmare on Anis' street.


News
In preparation for Portland's fourth annual Wordstock Festival (Nov. 6-9)—which, by the looks of the roster of writers they've gathered, is gonna kick epic amounts of ass—Willamette Week picked the fertile, fetid minds of a bunch attending novelists, historians, sci-fi writers and critics on everything from their creative process to which wordsmiths they really, really want to beat ...   More
 
Friday, October 31, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

TOME RAIDER: a Must-See Guide to Wordstock


News
Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. When it comes to Wordstock (Nov. 6-9), bibliophiles are spoiled for choice. In fact, the geeky excitement of getting to meet all those novelists, poets, comic artists and other princes of paper is almost matched by the anxiety ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Live at Wordstock, Day 1 >> Superstar Poetry Slam


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Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. “You guys ready to make some babies...with words?” - Derrick Brown, 2nd Round What were you doing last night (Nov. 6) at 9pm? Man, whatever it was, it wasn't half as cool as the Superstar Slam Poetry Competition. ...   More
 
Friday, November 7, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

TOME RAIDER: Live at Wordstock, Day 2 >> Live Wire!, Comics and Politics Panel, H.W. Brands


News
Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. Remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The scene where Judge Doom is describing his vision to demolish Toontown and build a giant freeway? Here's a clip to refresh your memory: [youtube XOXDrAk4tpc] Well, imagine that Christopher ...   More
 
Sunday, November 9, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Live from Wordstock: Richard Dawkins


News
3 pm Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Oregon Convention Center: Richard Dawkins fans are a fervent bunch. A bit too fervent. The unusually punctual crowd enveloped the space outside the room in which he hid, signing books for what must have been several hours. While the Wordstock volunteers and staff seemed utterly perplexed at the task of crowd control, the fans in line couldn't care less about ...   More
 
Monday, October 12, 2009 Kate Williams

Live from Wordstock: LiveWire Radio's Wordstock Extravaganza


News
Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Aladdin Theater: Instead of trying to sum up the awesome insanity that was the LiveWire Wordstock Extravaganza in a couple short paragraphs, I'd like to instead gift you with a few choice excerpts from the show. Derrik Brown (above), gifted dirty camp song singer, read some extraordinarily bizarre love poetry, challenging the audience to woo their sweethearts by ...   More
 
Monday, October 12, 2009 Kate Williams

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