Eighth Annual Great Falls Word Festival

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Name: Eighth Annual Great Falls Word Festival
Date: October 14, 2017
Event Description:
his four day, community centered, non-academic poetry festival is a multi venue, genre crossing, boundary bending, diverse and inclusive celebration of spoken word. Featured writers include Stawdog Writers, Women Voices In and Out, social justice poet Ngona Hill, and the Exploded View artist collective. Recently named the Beat Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Human Error Publishing's founder, Paul Richmond, has a reputation for producing innovative and inclusive spoken word events. Festival buttons are $20 and can be purchased at The Shea Theater lobby or at www.sheatheater.org. Sliding scale donations ($5-$10) are also excepted at venues for people without buttons.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 12
The Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A
1-5pm: Open mic, book store, share your words, have some coffee or tea at the Shea cafe.
6:30pm The Mole: 5 Minute True Stories, No Scripts, No Props
Featuring Susan Cocalis, Alice Barrett, John McKenna, Alison Murchie, Debra Krumholz, Marian Kelner, Eve Brown-Waite, Justine Dymond, Janice Sorensen, Amie Hyson.
8pm: “Do It Now" - Words and Music with Paul Richmond, John Sheldon, Tony Vacca and Jo Sallins

Friday, October 13
The Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A
1-5pm: Historical Oracles: Senior writers sharing their experiences of place and on aging.
5-8pm: Strawdog Writers Present Sidewalk Typewriters. “Type a poem, Type a story, Take it home, read it at an open mic.”
6:30pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
7:45pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
9:00pm: Women Writers Celebration – Highlighting and honoring the talent and diversity of womens' voices.

Friday, October 13
Brick House Community Resource Center, 24 Third Street
6:30pm: Women Voices In and Out- Readings by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, as well as women in addictions recovery.
7:45pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.

Friday, October 13
Great Falls Harvest, 50 Third Street
Two rooms- Restaurant and Storefront
6:30pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
7:45pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.

Saturday, October 14
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
12pm-2pm: Strawdog Writer presents: The Easy Way to Write 30 Poems in 30 Days
A workshop for poets and non-poets, using simple prompts, Tommy Twilite will demonstrate some of the “tricks of the trade”. The emphasis of the workshop will be on having fun, and on using your creativity and positive energy to fulfill your own dream of writing 30 Poems in 30 Days. Participation is strongly encouraged.

Saturday, October 14
Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A
1-5pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
5-8pm: Strawdog Writers Present Sidewalk Typewriters. “Type a poem, Type a story, Take it home, read it at an open mic.”
6:30pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
7:45pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press.
9:00pm: Music and words of social justice by local and international poets, including performance poet, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ngona Hill.

Saturday, October 14
LOOT, 62 Avenue A
6:30pm: Readings by individuals, writing groups, and small press

Saturday, October 14
Great Falls Harvest, 50 Third Street
Two rooms- Restaurant and Storefront
6:30pm: Exploded View Delivers Issue One!
Breaking news, spread in the gutter, on the record and off deadline: horizontal truth, scooped and justified! Exploded View is a dynamic group of women artists and writers working together to create original performance and exhibitions.
7:45pm: Readings provided by, individuals, writing groups, and small press.

Sunday, October 15
The Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A
Book Store Open
Noon to 1pm: Free Introductory Fiction Writing Workshop, Make Your Story Shine off the Pages.
1-5pm: Readings by various poetry, writing groups, and small press
Location:
The Shea Theater Arts Center, and various Turners Falls locations
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Four day festival button $20in the Shea lobby or  at www.sheatheater.org
Sliding scale donation at venues for people without buttons.


 
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