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 01, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018

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Grand Coteau, LA 70541

11th Annual Festival of Words

This free event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, student creative writing contests, open mics, writing workshops in the school and community, and “drive-by poetry". Authors include Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, Patricia Smith, and Allison Joseph.

Thursday, November 2 - Teaching Artist Showcase & Potluck

Artists: Bruce Coten, Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson, Frank "Authello" Andrus
Events: poetry, spoken word, and book/cd signing

NUNU Arts & Culture Collective in Arnaudville | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, November 3 

Artists: Darell Bourque, Allison Joseph, and Patricia Smith
Event: Poetry Reading + Q&A

Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau | 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday, November 4 - Events 

9am-4pm - Author Book Sale hosted by Writer's Guild of Acadiana 
9:30am-3pm - Drive-by Poetry with Bruce Coen (businesses along MLK Drive)
9am-3pm - Black Pot Cook-Off
11am-3pm - Literary and spoken word groups of Acadiana 
11:30am-12:15pm - Youth of Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

Thensted Center in Grand Coteau | 9am-4pm

Saturday, November 4 - Workshops 

9:30am-11:20am - Workshops 
Poetry Writing: Exploring Ritual, Discovering Family with Patricia Smith
"Mystory" Performance Art, Oral Histories, & The Self as Text with Dr. Charles "Chas" Womelsdorf, Jr. 

11am-12:30pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana
Writing Your Family Cookbook with Jeanette Poole 

1pm-2:50pm - Workshops
Show Don't Tell: Using Your Five Senses to Make Your Writing Come Alive with Chere Coen
"Is Poetry Scary?", with Allison Joseph
"How did I get here - Where do I go from Here?", with Darrell Bourque

2pm-3pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana 
Publishing Children's Books with Dana Judice 

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