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FESTIVAL OF WORDS
Virtual
NOVEMBER 6-7, 2020

The 13th annual festival, held virtually on Zoom this year, is a FREE festival featuring award-winning writers. These writers provide community readings and writing workshops. During the Festival a Community Stage is open to all writers and performers, local students perform dramatic readings of works by the visiting writers at the "Drive By Poetry" event and a Creative Writing Contest is held for area youth. 
Sign up for workshops at festivalofwords.org

 
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SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY NIGHT READING
6:30 –9 p.m.

SATURDAY EVENTS
 
ZOOM DRIVE BY POETRY
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 COMMUNITY STAGE

1—4 p.m.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
 
WRITING WORKSHOP ERIKA MEITNER
“How Do We Bring the World into Our Writing?”
9:30—11:20
 WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ROBIN HA
“Graphic Memoir and Comics”
 1 –2:50
 WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JOHN WARNER SMITH
“Writing with Our Poet Laureate”
3:15—5:05
Sign up for workshops at festivalofwords.org


WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS:  The Festival of Words is supported in part by a Grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Sponsors also include the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Culture Cares Fund.  John Warner Smith's workshop is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
The Festival of Words appreciates partnerships with Acadiana Open Channel, Acadiana Writing Project, Alexander Books, Lyrically Inclined, Nunu’s, St. Landry Parish Schools, St. Landry Parish Tourism and many volunteers and sponsors.
 
RESULTS OF CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

Contact: Dr. H. Michelle Kreamer, (337) 482-5781, hmkreamer@louisiana.edu

The National Writing Project of Acadiana partners with the Festival of Words every year to
sponsor the Festival of Words Youth Writing Contest. Students in grades three through twelve from across Acadiana submitted poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction pieces.  Winners will be honored through a virtual awards ceremony and reading on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

https://ullafayette.zoom.us/j/91376660717?pwd=RzdHZUtYWXFWWm9XWXVsZEtOSjZ2UT09
  • Meeting ID: 913 7666 0717
  • Passcode: 514816
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Fiction:
1st place—Greta Schexnayder, Myrtle Place Elementary, “Murder Mystery: The Marriage Never Ends”
 
Poetry:
1st place—Shya Hebert, Broadmoor Elementary School, “Eclipse” and “On Second Thought”
2nd place—Chloe Willis, Jefferson Island Road Elementary, “Ode to the Uneven Bars”
3rd place—Haiden Dugas, Cankton Elementary School, “Turkey Turkey”
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Creative Non-Fiction:
1st place—Madison Lanclos, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “The Battle of Life”
2nd place—Sophie Simon, Academy of the Sacred Heart, “Oreo”
 
Fiction:
1st place—Jedesia Joseph, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “There is One Imposter Among Us”
2nd place—Salha Abdul, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “Ten Minutes”
3rd place—Naomi Cuccio, North Vermilion Middle School, “Missing Pieces”
 
Poetry:
1st place—Titi Tinubu, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “White-washed”
2nd place—Aaron Jack, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “Black Dove”
3rd place—Laila Landry, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “The Book”
                                                                                                                  
HIGH SCHOOL:
Creative Non-Fiction:
1st place—Meg Francis, Lusher Charter School, “Dandelion Weeds”
2nd place—Madison Firmin, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “I Wish”
 
Fiction:
1st place—Brynn Beatty, Lusher Charter School, “When the gulf finally reached the city, no one seemed to care”
2nd place—Lacey Auzenne, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “What became of Dahlia Linesberry?”
3rd place—Savannah Dupre, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “Never Be A Star”
Honorable Mention—Ella Ostheimer, Homeschool, “A Grim Destiny”
 
Poetry:
1st place—Jolie Blanchard, Acadiana High School, “A Young Poet’s Dream”
2nd place—Carmen Lopez, Ovey Comeaux High School, “Rest Home”
3rd place—Arianna Gaspard, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, “Astray”
Honorable Mention—Ellen Rogers, Lusher Charter School, “How to Be a Redhead”

 


GET ON BOARD
with Festival of Words!

 
We are looking for a few good volunteer board members! Festival of Words is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing literacy and literary events to St. Landry Parish. We meet monthly in Lafayette to plan our Word Crawl fundraiser, monthly events, and our Festival of Words in November. If you are interested in being a part of our board, please send a brief email describing your experience and how you could contribute to our board to fowmartha@gmail.com. Thank you!
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PARTNERS:
NUNUS Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville:  Lots of great events like potlucks, Francophone activities and music at https://nunuaccollective.homesteadcloud.com/calendar.  

Learn more about Grand Coteau here:
https://www.louisianatravel.com/blog/4-things-you-may-not-know-about-grand-coteau
 
 
FESTIVAL OF WORDS PARTNERS

 
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