Wordstock 2011

October 3rd, 2011

From left to right: Kelly Clarke, Charles Heying and I on a panel about food and craft at last year's 2010 Wordstock. Looking forward to being on a panel this year too -- Saturday's Every Book is a Start-up.

I look forward to Wordstock every year. In fact, I wrote about just that recently. Jeff Baker, book editor for The Oregonian, asked me to write 150 words on what Wordstock means to me and I did along with Nancy Rommelmann, David Biespiel, Justin Hocking and many others for last Friday’s A&E cover story. (If you can find the story online please let me know. I have a hard copy but would love to link to it here…)

This year I’ll be speaking on a panel on Saturday at 2pm on the Wordstock Community Stage titled — Every Book is a Start-up with Jen Stevenson and Kelley Roy moderated by Todd Sattersten. The focus of the panel: “Learn from author-preneurs who found unconventional methods to launching their books about Portland’s food scene.”

Throughout Saturday and Sunday I’ll also be tabling at the Hawthorne Books table at the Book Fair. I’ve been an editor at Hawthorne since summer of 2009 and always look forward to Wordstock because a lot of our authors come and visit and sign books so we get to catch up and I also get to meet all sorts of folks while tabling, paneling, attending readings and wandering the fluorescent lit convention center halls. This is one of the few events worth braving that kind of lighting for. I hope to see you this coming weekend! Counting the days…

October 8-9