Ninth Annual
Festival of Words
November 4-5, 2016




Drive-by Poetry is a dramatic literary performance that takes place in a public location to bring poetry into our everyday lives, and to publicize the 6th annual Festival of Words. The public poems will be those of featured festival authors Luis Alberto Urrea, Eva Leavell Hayman, Latasha Weatherspoon, and Anderson Dovila. They will be performed by students of the Magnet Academy of Cultural Arts.

All schools and individuals are invited to participate. If interested, email festivalwords@gmail.com and we will provide information on how to get involved!



The Festival of Words is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Endowment for the Arts.

The Festival of Words appreciates partnerships with Acadiana Writing Project; Grand Coteau Cultural Arts Foundation; the Thensted Center; Lyrically Inclined; Beth Fusilier of Sterling Kia, Graphic Designer Tracy.Duhamel; Chicorys Coffee & Cafe'; Grand Coteau Bistro, Giles Auto Rent; Nunu's Arts and Culture Collective, and St. Landry Parish Tourism. We are also supported by many generous donors of our community and from all over the country.

We also appreciate in-kind support from The Center for Louisiana Studies at UL, and C. Bruce Snow, Data Management.

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