Tenth Annual
Festival of Words
November 2-4, 2017
Students in grades 3-12 from across the Acadiana-area are invited to participate in a writing contest sponsored by the Acadiana Writing Project and the Festival of Words. Students can enter their original writing pieces into three writing categories including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Writings should be submitted through a supervising teacher or school facilitator online by sending them to kayla_menard@saintmartinschools.org. Parental permission must be granted by filling out the student writing contest entry form. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place winners. Contest winners will also receive an anthology publication of winning entries.

Please feel free to contact Kayla Webb Menard, Director of Youth Programming for the Acadiana Writing Project, at 337.332.1270 ext. 3103 if you have questions or concerns.


Entries must be received by Friday, October 21, 2016
Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Look on the links below for details.

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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