St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 |

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on!


Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018

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Grand Coteau, LA 70541

11th Annual Festival of Words

Acadiana's literary festival is back this year in Grand Coteau, November 2-3. The Festival of Words is a free event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, a student creative writing contests, open mics, writing workshops, and “drive-by poetry". The festival is open to all ages and all experience levels. This year's authors include Louisiana Poet Laureate, Jack Bedell; author, Cornelius Eady; and novelist, Ladee Hubbard.

Friday, November 2 - Kick-Off

Readings, performances, and book and CD sales with featured artists Jack Bedell, Ladee Hubbard, and Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic with a local musician.

Chicorys Coffee & Cafe | 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday, November 3 - Events 

- Drive-by-poetry with area students (various locations)
9:30am-3:30pm - Community writing workshops presented by featured artists
11am-3:30pm - Community Stage & The Blackpot Cook-Off
11:30a-12:15pm - Awards ceremony for Youth Creative Writing Contest

Thensted Center in Grand Coteau | 9am-4pm

Festival of Words is proud to be listed in the Community Foundation of Acadiana's DONORSense database of Louisiana non-profit organizations.

Grand Coteau, LA 70541