Consider joining the Festival of Words Board of Directors
It’s a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy words and creativity. And together, we can mastermind ways to bring love of words to the community..
Introduction to the Board of Festival of Words
The Festival of Words has presented literary events in St. Landry Parish and surrounding parishes for over 15 years. It has promoted literacy, creativity, community, and quality writing in adults and teens through readings, musical events, workshops, and guest lectures and presentations in both monthly events and in its November Festival of Words weekend with invited guests from all over the country, with writers such as Clemonce Heard, Darrell Bourque, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Ashley M. Jones. The Festival of Words is dedicated to helping writers, especially young writers, develop their voices through public and school workshops, and in its annual drive-by poetry project.
Our Mission Statement: The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective strives to inspire creative expression and a higher level of literacy to residents of St. Landry Parish and throughout Acadiana; the collective will contribute to the advancement of artists as well as the community.
Why join the Board of Festival of Words?
Monthly poetry readings and open mic. These community events feature local authors, musicians and storytellers. Open Mics take place at cafes, usually in St. Landry Parish.. The evening always includes an open mic and a group poem. . There are usually refreshments available, either free or for a fee.
Festival of Words Weekend. Every year, Festival of Words has its special event weekend where invited poets, fiction writers, and/or musicians join us in readings, workshops, classroom visits, our drive-by poetry event for youth and adults, and musical events. This event happens on the first Friday and Saturday in November.
Words for You Fundraiser: To fund the annual festival, , we rely on grants and our yearly fundraiser. Words for You is an event we hold in September. Each volunteer writer agrees to create custom poems, short stories, and songs for a patron who donates $50-$100. We host a reading at which all of the volunteer writers and songwriters read the works they have created for their patrons. It is a fun and sometimes moving event.
Board Members Roles
The Board of the Festival of Words needs many people to fulfill its Mission and to ensure the success of its events.
Board Chair/President. The Board Chair/President most commonly performs the following functions:
Vice Chair/Vice President. In absence of Chair,
Secretary. The secretary's duties include
The secretary should attend all board meetings to keep a detailed record of the board's actions.
Social Media Manager. The Social Media Manager is responsible for
Event manager. This individual (or team)
Board member. Board members are expected to
All of these roles are vital to our success.
Want to Join? Contact Martha at email@example.com, 337-804-2482
Are you a New Board Member of Festival of Words?
Here’s how you can help:
The Festival of Words has support from several other organizations and institutions and we are always looking for partners. The following have partnered with us to create events and to help us fulfill our Mission Statement:
Martha Garner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 337-804-2482
Web site: https://festivalofwords.org/
Facebook: Festival of Words