The Great Falls Word Festival

The Great Falls Word Festival

Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
Repeats until Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:00 pm
10th Anniversary! Presented by Human Error Publsihing with support from RiverCulture.

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Friday Oct 11th at the Shea Theater

Is National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day


First Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.

At the Shea Theater

6:00 - Pop up book store will open.

First Show 7:30 Show - $5 to $10 ticket or Festival Button

Paula Sayword

Anne Perkins

Kate Rex


Grace Ariela B

Roger West

Anna Laird Barto

Rescue Poetix

Tantra Zawadi

Annie Hassett

Surprises TBN

20 minute break

Open Mic, One 3 minute poem each trip to the mic into the night.

Saturday Oct 12 At the Shea Theater

11:00 Book Store Opens

12:00 Saturday

Up Stairs – Open Mic, One poem, 3 minutes, each trip to the mic

Down Stairs Slate Roof Workshop – Book Arts Presentation

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11:00 Saturday

Up Stairs – Novels / Short Stories

Stephen Billias

Alan Harris

Nancy Stark

Richard Horton

Jan Maher

Down Stairs - Slate Roof - Reading

2:00 Saturday

Up Stairs

Raine Brown

Robert Eugene Perry

Karen Warinsky

Susan Middleton

David Henri

Deborah Rolski

Down Stairs -

Tommy Twilite Workshop

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3:00 Saturday

Up Stairs - Meat For Tea Authors

Host: Elizabeth MacDuffie

Giorgia Alexander

Richard Horton

Seth Cable

Candace Curran

Cori Cannavino

Down Stairs


Mary Chicoine

Ilina Singh

Faith Kindness

Marion Griswold

Karen Miller

Jovonna Van Pelt

At the Discovery Center:

3:00 Saturday

Haiku Circle

4:00 Saturday Up Stairs Shea

Tom Timmins

Timothy Gager

Terry S Johnson

Jon Wesick

Linda Wlodyka

Down Stairs

Deb Habib and Rick Baruc

Debbie Tosun Kilday

Donald Fisher

James Paul Wagner

Kate Rex

Dinner Break 5:00 6:45

7:00 – Florence Poets

Gerry Yelle

Anita Gallers

Linda Wlodyka

Sasha Berman

Eileen Kennedy

Tommy Twilite

Howie Faerstein

Rosie McMahan

8:30 - Do It Now

Paul Richmond

John Sheldon

Tony Vacca

Jo Sallins

“A Collaboration of Masters. Together they create a funkadelic and free-flow concoction of cool Beat Poetry, soaring melodies and irresistible percussion. Equal parts magic carpet ride, mesmerizing sound-web and outspoken words. What these guys do just might be the perfect industrial-strength elixir for our tumultuous times.”

$10 to $20 sliding scale ticket or festival button 4 this show.

Sunday Oct 13th at the Shea Theater

11:00 Sunday Book Store

12:00 Sunday - Up Stairs - Open Mic, One poem 3 minutes, each trip to the mic

Down Stairs – Solo Pieces

1) Nina Gross

2) Surprises TBN

1:00 Sunday - Up Stairs -

Historical Oracles

Laura Rodley Hosts

Down Stairs - Dina Stander - Workshop - Making Friends With the Mic

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2:00 Sunday

Up Stairs

Carlos Raúl Dufflar

Ángel Martínez

Willie Velázquez

Larry Green

Rick Marsh

Dimitri Rimsky

Down Stairs – Well Done Writers of Greenfield

3:00 Sunday

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!