Want to Help?

The 2019 Word Festival will take place October 24-27. More information about speakers and events will be made available as the festival gets closer. In the mean time, tell us how you would like to be involved. In order to keep admission free to most events and workshop prices low, Word depends on grants and donations. We also need dozens of volunteers to run the festival. It’s a great way to participate.



We strive to book great festival participants, compensate them as much as possible, and keep as many events as we can free and open to the public. To do that, though, we need funding for the festival. If you have any grant or fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at word.bluehill@gmail.com.

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The festival is always looking for volunteers to help us plan and run our events. If you are willing to be contacted to help us, whether to set up chairs, host an author at your home, publicize, or whatever you'd like to do, don't hesitate to get in touch: word.bluehill@gmail.com.

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Suggest a Speaker or an Event

Do you have a great idea for next year's festival? The festival thrives on a diverse group of speakers and performers from near and far. If you know someone (or are someone) who would like to host an event or be featured in Word 2020 let us know.