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We Heart Wordstock: W+K 12 and W+K Tomorrow Get Involved

Wordstock—Portland’s annual literary festival—is back, featuring seven author stages, a book fair, a children’s activity area, and workshops for emerging writers. W+K loves to read (we have our very own inner-office lending library to prove it) and you can catch us in the mix of festivities throughout the weekend.

For 5th consecutive year, W+K 12 has been tasked by the good people at Wordstock to help give the festival a new look and feel. This year, the 12ers decided to make reading a little sexier; spinning the Wordstock website into an eclectic destination for storytellers and story lovers alike.

Complete with lacquer finishes and illuminating neon colors, the site contains bookishly spicy items like flirty lit buttons and a feisty teaser. Festival-goers can also enjoy a new, adults only Red-Chair District as well as experience literary ecstasy on the WordStock Hotline where participating authors “talk wordy” to you on the other end.

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XOXO Festival: What It’s All About & Why We Loved It

photo by brookeparrott

by Dan Hon and Renny Gleeson

A week ago, the brand-new XOXO Festival hit Portland, and for the next three days it was like the best bits of the internet–all the earnestness, the niceness, the anyone-can-make-it-if-you-just-try-hard-ness–camped out at the lo-fi YU Contemporary and generally hung out, fertilised, cross-pollinated and exploded into roughly four hundred shards of optimistic potential.

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