NOVEMBER 5-6, 2021
The 14th annual festival, held virtually on Zoom this year, is a FREE festival featuring award-winning writers. These writers provide community readings and writing workshops. During the Festival a Community Stage is open to all writers and performers, local students perform dramatic readings of works by the visiting writers at the "Drive By Poetry" event and a Creative Writing Contest is held for area youth.
Share your creativity
The Word Crawl is an annual fundraiser for the Festival of Words. It takes place in Downtown Lafayette, the 2nd Saturday of September. Participants find sponsors and join the 12-hour word marathon from noon to midnight. Nearly 50 creatives share poems, stories, songs, drama and all kinds of writings. All ages welcome, and we even have an all-French performance.
For more information, contact Patrice Melnick at 337-254-9695 or
Virtual Open Mic
Festival of Words Virtual Open Mic
"Pieces of Hope"

To take place on Wed. Mar. 31st at 7 PM.
We will share poetry, songs, and readings to bring people together in these difficult times.
Please email Martha at if you are interested in participating.
We hope to see you there!
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