For fifteen years, the festival has hosted the Grand Coteau based event featuring writers, musicians and storytellers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the creative community will gather online.
Coming together is an act of hope; come to share or just to listen and enjoy. The two-hour open mic presents twenty writers and musicians, each performing for five minutes. Performers are from Lafayette, New York, Philidelphia and all over!
Master of Ceremonies, the delightful Jacqueline Lewis-Langston
include performances by former poet Laureate Jack Bedell, Donney Rose, and Liz Burk.
are Megan Breaux, Lauri Brinkhaus, Carrie Causey, Toby Daspit, James McDowell, Charles Garrett,
Shya Hebert, James McDowell, Patrice Melnick, Rodrick Minor, Theresa
Rohloff, Denise Rogers, Donney Rose, Sandra Sarr, Keisha Swaffod,
So make yourself a drink, grab some cheese and crackers and sit back to enjoy some exquisite performances that will soothe, entertain and enlighten.
To join us
GET ON BOARD with Festival of Words!
This free, community event is suitable for all ages and is sponsored by the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective. Donations can be made here: https://festivalofwords.org/
We are looking for a few good volunteer board members! Festival of Words is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing literacy and literary events to St. Landry Parish. We meet monthly in Lafayette to plan our Word Crawl fundraiser, monthly events, and our Festival of Words in November. If you are interested in being a part of our board, please send a brief email describing your experience and how you could contribute to our board to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
FESTIVAL OF WORDS PARTNERS