Neé Wordstock Sketchbook

One of the pleasures of my lately adopted city of Portland is the annual Book Festival (previously Wordstock). Every year I go with Jackie and sit and listen to a bunch of authors talk about books and writing (and sometimes drawing – they always bring in quality graphic novelists). And I generally draw and doodle notes while I listen. So here are three sketchbook spreads from this year’s festival. I’m not always so great at getting authors names attached to their words, so my apologies about that. But I’ll detail the panels and panelists below.

 From  Outside In: Poetry and Politics    Marilyn Chin   ,    Eileen Myles   ,    Justin Phillip Reed   ,    John Freeman

From Outside In: Poetry and Politics Marilyn Chin, Eileen Myles, Justin Phillip Reed, John Freeman

 From Sins of the Fathers: Memoirs of Inheritance. With   Jean Guerrero   ,    Apricot Irving   ,    Gregory Pardlo   ,    Brian Evenson

From Sins of the Fathers: Memoirs of Inheritance. With Jean Guerrero, Apricot Irving, Gregory Pardlo, Brian Evenson

Anders Nilsen