Schedule

Schedule Highlights:

  • Master Classes — On Thursday, August 2nd, we will offer a limited number of all-day sessions with a master on the topic. This is a unique opportunity to truly bring your writing career forward.
  • Keynotes — David Ebershoff, Charlie Jane Anders, Chelsea Cain, Steven Spatz, and many more. Find out who is coming to dinner below.
  • Workshops — Our world-class faculty is here to present workshops on everything from characters to queries. Scroll down the page, and find out which classes we are offering this year.
  • Pitching — We have in some of the best and brightest agents, editors and publishers from North America for you to get one-on-one time to talk about your project.
  • Bookstore — The Barnes & Noble coffee shop will run all weekend, offering informal chats and interviews with authors from Portland and far afield.
  • Trade show — Our trade show area will beĀ bigger and better than ever before. We’re bringing in editors, web designers, promoters, small presses, even a photographer for headshots. If it’s something writers need, somebody will be there to help you figure out how to get it.

From the big to the small, from the tried-and-true to the brand-new, we’re going big for 2018. You’re invited.

Thursday, August 2
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Friday, August 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bill Kenower
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Justin Zimmerman
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Erick Mertz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cynthia Whitcomb
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Courtenay Hameister
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bert Krages
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles Muir
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gayle Brandeis
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Saturday, August 4
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cynthia Whitcomb
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hallie Ephron
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Steven Spatz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Hilton
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Sunday, August 5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Thursday, August 2
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Friday, August 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bill Kenower
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Justin Zimmerman
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Erick Mertz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cynthia Whitcomb
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Courtenay Hameister
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bert Krages
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles Muir
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gayle Brandeis
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Saturday, August 4
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cynthia Whitcomb
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hallie Ephron
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Steven Spatz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Hilton
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Sunday, August 5
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Thursday, August 2


Friday, August 3


Saturday, August 4


Sunday, August 5


Thursday, August 2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Friday, August 3
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Saturday, August 4
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Sunday, August 5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Thursday, August 2
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Friday, August 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bill Kenower
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Justin Zimmerman
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Erick Mertz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cynthia Whitcomb
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Courtenay Hameister
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bert Krages
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles Muir
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gayle Brandeis
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Saturday, August 4
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cynthia Whitcomb
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hallie Ephron
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Steven Spatz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Hilton
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Sunday, August 6
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Friday, August 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bill Kenower
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Andrew Hilton
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Justin Zimmerman
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Erick Mertz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cynthia Whitcomb
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Courtenay Hameister
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bert Krages
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles Muir
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gayle Brandeis
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Saturday, August 4
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Jennifer Dornbush
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cynthia Whitcomb
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hallie Ephron
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Steven Spatz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Andrew Hilton
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Sunday, August 6
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM