Aug
23
Sat
Whose Slam is it Anyway (WordXWord)
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Festival Finale – spoken word as you’ve never experienced it! With Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Robbie Q Telfer, Jive Poetic, Falu, and a host of local favorites.

Mar
6
Fri
Young + Brave: Teen Open Mic & Poetry Slam
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WordXWord presents Young+Brave: Teen Spoken Word Open Mic & Poetry Slam, with special guest Franny Choi. The evening, free and open to all, will be hosted by local poet and educator, Melissa Quirk Cairns.

Area teens are invited to step up and share their work in a mutually supportive context, either in the non-competitive open mic portion of the evening, or in the friendly but competitive poetry slam. Pre-registration online at wXw365.org is strongly encouraged to guarantee a spot on the list to read.

In addition to the open mic and poetry slam, the evening will also feature the work of Franny Choi, the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014) and a recipient of the Frederick Bock Prize. She has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and multiple national poetry slams. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. She is a VONA Fellow, a Project VOICE teaching artist, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Franny Choi has participated in the annual WordXWord Festival as a performer and workshop facilitator. This appearance marks the culmination of a 3-day residency working with young Berkshire spoken word voices.

Oct
29
Mon
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Fear in America
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Fear in America

Two days before Halloween, we’re asking poets to talk about what REALLY scares us. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the community

Nov
26
Mon
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America

Faith (noun) – 1) trust or confidence in someone or something; 2) belief in the doctrines of a religion. We’re asking poets to pick their poison or their cure and put a pen to it. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

Monday, November 26, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the community