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Festival of Words

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:00 pm

Festival of Words in Grand Coteau, Louisiana

Acadiana’s literary festival is back this year with more talented poets and authors! The Festival of Words is a free event that celebrates the written and spoken word through several literary activities. You can participate in open mics and literary workshops or watch other public readings and performances. Featured artists work closely with students from local schools in the workshops and for “drive-by-poetry.” You can also catch student performances on the street, in local shops, and on stage for a creative writing contest on Saturday.

This year’s guests include nationally recognized authors: Poet Laureate Jack Bedell, Poet & songwriter Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic and Ladee Hubbard, author of The Talented RibkinsYou can learn more about these literary professionals and their writings at FestivalOfWords.org.

This event takes place in multiple venues in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Other literary events hosted by The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective take place throughout the year. In fact, this group meets weekly at Chicory’s Coffee & Café for an open mic. Sometimes the collective hosts guest artists including musicians, poets, authors, and educational speakers.

Friday Kick-Off

7pm – 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 Events

9:30am-3pm
 – 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.