Words for You

View last year's event, held September 9, 2023:

Words for You is a project of commissioned poems, stories and songs. Each festival supporter has the opportunity to commission an original work by a favorite author! The completed piece will be given to the patron, and all the works will be read aloud at a virtual performance.

All donations help support the Festival of Words Mission to inspire literacy and creativity for an underserved community through workshops and performances.

Here is how the process works:
1. Choose an author
2. Make a donation to Festival of Words -- see minimums below
3. Respond to a few questions about yourself (or the person the work is for)

   $50 (minimum) for one original work
   $100 (minimum) for a poem by a current or former Poet Laureate**

Download complete instructions
Sample Poem