For years, people have been saying “the book is dead.” If that’s so, why are there so many books about vampires and zombies these days? Perhaps the book is undead — a relentless, immortal beast, only interested in only one thing: brains.
Unlikely, yes. But just look at how Portland’s Wordstock Festival (Oct. 11-14) has not only survived, but thrived, in recent years. Founded in 2005, it’s grown into the biggest celebration of literature in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest annual book events in the country. (more…)