Book It to the Portland Book Festival

Exciting news from the Portland Book Festival (PBF)! This year’s children’s and youth events will be held at Northwest Children’s Theater’s new building, The Judy.

Courtesy of The Portland Book Festival

The popular literary festival for readers of all ages will take place on Saturday, November 4. Expect author panels, signing events, pop-up readings and writing workshops for kids and grown-ups. And in the week leading up to the PBF, October 30 to November 5, look for free neighborhood literary events across the city.

Pro tip: Buy your passes early and, more importantly, pick them up early so your family can head right to the panel of your choice; entrance to the events is first come, first served and more popular events can fill up fast. Festival passes are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Youth 17 and younger, those with a valid high school ID, veterans, and active military receive free admission. $5 Arts for All passes are available for those receiving SNAP benefits. 

Young readers will be excited for Andrea Beaty, author of Ada Twist Scientist. She’s promoting her new book Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year. Middle Readers won’t want to miss Breena Bard, a Portland author and illustrator who just released the graphic novel Wildfire. Bard is also a former contributor to PDX Parent! And local YA fans will want to learn more about Portland author Elizabeth Rusch’s new nonfiction book The Twenty-One, which tells the story of the 21 young plaintiffs who sued the federal government for actively contributing to climate change through its support of fossil fuels.

To see the whole roster of authors and purchase tickets, visit pdxbookfest.org.

Denise Castañon
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