2019 Word. Festival: October 24-27
Mark your calendars!
2 Early Word events—join our email list or Facebook page for all the details
Fri., June 7: But Seriously: A Generative Workshop for Writers at Blue Hill Public Library, 7pm
Thurs., Aug. 8: Barn Dance at David’s Folly Farm with Guest DJ Jonathan Lethem
Every October, Word brings together readers, writers, and tellers of tales to celebrate the written and spoken word—fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, poetry, drama, nonfiction, storytelling and more. The festival takes place in Blue Hill, Maine where a literary tradition of great thinkers and artists extends over two hundred years and includes Jonathan Fisher, Mary Ellen Chase, and E.B. White to name a few. Many writers continue to call the Blue Hill peninsula home as does a large community of passionate readers. To celebrate this rich heritage, Word presents three days of author readings, a poetry crawl, writing workshops, panel discussions, school events, and spoken word performances to sold out crowds. Come join us and spread the Word!
Word 2018 was funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Word 2017 was funded in part by a grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.