Gold Leaf Sponsors

Maine Community Foundation

Allene White

Dedication Donors

Doug and Posie Cowan

Deborah and Bob Cummins


Pen Friends

Bill and Genie Henderson

Charlotte Podolsky

Author Hosts!

Carolyn & Scott Mathis

Sherry Streeter & Jon Wilson

The Blue Hill Inn



Word is grateful for funding from the Maine Community Foundation and Tradewinds for the 2017 festival, as well as individual donors. We are also supported by Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill Public Library, Downeast Graphics, and WERU Community Radio.  Special thanks to Molly Wanning Cooper of Martha Cooper Design for developing our elegant, flexible logo!


Word needs a lot of help to make our 2018 festival happen. If you enjoyed this year, please consider making a donation.

To donate, make your check out to our fiscal sponsor, Blue Hill Community Development, with “Word” on the memo line. Mail it to: BHCD/Word, PO Box 438, Blue Hill, ME 04614

Your financial gift helps create a literary arts festival that will make us all proud and continue to grow each year.

If you would like to volunteer during the festival, please let us know at