Portland Walking Tours

Words talk!

October 7th, 2011

Portland has been deservedly called a “foodie” town, a beer-lover’s town, and a bicycle nirvana. But we’re also into books, and this weekend we show it with the Wordstock Festival.

According to their website, “Wordstock is a literary art and education organization that celebrates and supports writing in the classroom and in the community. Our mission is to use the power of writing to effect positive change in people’s lives.”

For four days (Oct 6-9), authors from both near and far read from their works, discuss the writing process, answer questions from listeners, and encourage writers young and old, new and experienced, to keep pushing their thoughts onto paper. Authors are joined by editors, publishers, and others connected with the book industry, speaking solo or in panels, as well as peddling their own finished products at special festival prices.

The subtext of the festival is:  Even though certain bricks-and-mortar bookstores may be struggling, there is still high demand for high-quality writing.

Especially here in Portland.

** Addendum (more words to talk about) **

One of the great things about this company is that we are fortunate to work with a variety of funny, creative people. Two of our employees are involved with shows opening this week around town. We won’t tell you who, but here are the shows:

– “Murder at the Barracks,” a Civil War murder mystery dinner theater set and performed at the Ft. Vancouver Army Barracks in Vancouver.

– What is Jazz? Radio broadcast 10-Midnight every Sunday, KMHD, 89.1 FM

– A handful of our members perform in ComedySportz shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. They’re funny!