Thursday, November 6, 2008

Larry Marder @ Wordstock in Portland OR this Saturday and Sunday!



Saturday: 4:00-5:00 at Dark Horse table
Sunday: 1:00-2:00 at Dark Horse table

I will be there with Beanworld signing plates,
Beanworld Action Figures,
sneak-a-peek artwork and more!

Sorry about the short notice,
but you guys know me by now.
I'm often Mr. Last Minute.

Wordstock is Portland's Book & Literary Festival Wordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. To date it has hosted over 550 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 55,000 people at past festivals.

Wordstock features ten author stages, a book fair with over 150 exhibitors, a special children’s area and children's literature stage, a series of workshops for writers and for K-12 teachers, a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show, featuring writers from the festival, and more.

Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation. Wordstock is presented by Community of Writers, a nonprofit that works to promote writing in the community and in the classroom.

Wordstock' sister program, Teacher as Writer, is a professional development program for K-12 teachers that seeks to improve student writing performance by training and supporting teachers of writing. In other words, it helps kids become better writers by making writers of their teachers. The board, staff, and volunteers who stage Wordstock are honored to help such an important and effective program make a difference in the education of thousands of children.

Wordstock is also partnering up with Stumptown this year "to raise further awareness about the changing role of visual narratives in education and pop culture. Alongside local cartoonists and writers—plus special Wordstock guests Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and Lynda Barry (What It Is) and notable creators Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) and Spain Rodriguez (Nightmare Alley)—local publishers Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Top Shelf, Shadowline, and Sparkplug will be participating in the fair's first 'graphic novel garden.'"

This all tumbled out of nowhere. I arbitrarily chose this weekend and planned a small, quiet pop-up to Dark Horse to do some Beanworld business with all the folks there including going over last minute correx on "Wahoolazuma" with Diana Schutz before it goes off to the printer next week.

3 comments:

Cal said...

Hi Beanworld fans,

Does anyone know of a print source for any of those Duchamp quotes about it being the viewer that completes the creative act"?

I'd much appreciate hearing about any book you have on your shelf or in your mind. Email or posting. Much obliged.

Vernon_John said...

I'LL BE AT WORDSTOCK! SO EXCITED!

Stefan Jones said...

Bummer, I totally missed out on this.

I didn't hear about Wordstock, much less the Stumptown tie-in, until Friday. Not enough time for my frazzled self to make plans.

I am glad to read that the new Beanworld adventures are progressing.

(P.S. The word verification for this comments is "stshlop", which sounds like a comic sound effect word.)