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Portland chef Gregory Gourdet speaks to the authors of Black Power Kitchen at the 2022 Portland Book Festival.

Photo by Shawnte Sims for Literary Arts

Where can you find thousands of books, dozens of authors, and countless literature lovers in one place? At the 2023 Portland Book Festival, of course.

The all-ages fest, happening on Saturday, Nov. 4, features writing workshops for youth and adults, kids’ storytime, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, and a day of thoughtfully-curated stories and discussions with local + national authors, including:

  • Michael Lewis (author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short”)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of “The Refugees” and “The Sympathizer”)
  • Curtis Sittenfeld (author of “Romantic Comedy”)
  • and more

Peep the list of authors. Advance ($15) or day-of ($25) passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into the Portland Art Museum. Bonus: Kids under 17 get in free. Grab your passes.

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