Aug 1-4

Author Reading Lineup: Your Guide to Pickathon 2024
Friday June 21, 2024

Author Reading Lineup: Your Guide to Pickathon 2024

Join us at Pickathon 2024 for a special Author Reading event, taking place from 10-12 am on Sunday at the Windmill Stage. Curated by Amanda Bullock, Senior Artistic Director at Literary Arts, and Sage Van Wing, Executive Editor at OPB, this event is part of a larger Literary Sunday extravaganza. 

The Author Reading Experience

Each year at Pickathon, our Imagine lineup features compelling storytellers and poets before noon on Sunday. This year, on the Windmill Stage, we will host readings and book signings from award-winning authors as part of our Lit lineup. This Literary Sunday celebration brings together great minds and innovative thinkers, offering a chance for attendees to interact and learn from each other.

At the Windmill Stage, enjoy a mix of readings and interviews with OPB talent:

Author Readings:

  • Jae Nichelle, GOD THEMSELVES
  • Justin Taylor, REBOOT


  • Ferris Jabr, BECOMING EARTH, with Geoff Norcross
  • Willy Vlautin, THE HORSE, with Dave Miller

Additionally, at the Lucky Barn, we have confirmed performances by Dao Strom, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Julian Saporiti aka No-No Boy. These poets, prose writers, and musicians will be interviewed by Jenn Chávez, host of OPB’s THE EVERGREEN.

Author Spotlights

Author Willy Vlautin

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin has published seven novels, including THE MOTEL LIFE, LEAN ON PETE, and THE NIGHT ALWAYS COMES. His works have been adapted into major motion pictures, and he is also the founder of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. Vlautin currently resides in Scappoose, Oregon.

Author: Charity E. Yoro

Charity E. Yoro is a steward of words and other beings. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Rumpus, poets.org, and Tupelo Quarterly. Raised on the east side of O‘ahu, she now lives west of the Willamette with her loving family.

Stay Tuned for More

This event is part of our larger literary lineup. Be sure to check out the storytelling lineup as well. The big Lit Sunday lineup announcement is coming soon!

We are excited to announce Pickathon’s Author Reading Lineup for August 1-4 in Happy Valley, Oregon! Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable literary experience at Pickathon 2024.

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