WORD CRAWL: A 12-Hour Marathon of Creative Expression

On September 14th, downtown Lafayette will be overrun with poets and various artists

from central and south Louisiana. Word Crawl brings together a diverse group of literature lovers

and creative enthusiasts. Word Crawlers will wind down Jefferson Ave. in many venues from

cafes, to museums, to bars.

Word Crawl invites poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, spoken word artists,

playwrights, storytellers, and songwriters to participate, perform, and help in fundraising efforts.

The Word Crawl fundraiser takes place 12 noon-12 midnight on Saturday September 14 th . Last

year’s fundraiser rallied in over 50 artists, leaving an exemplary shadow for WORD CRAWL

2019! Word Crawl includes different portions: Daytime hours welcome all ages; evening hours

may include adult material, and there is even a portion for Francophone writers.

All funds raised go towards the annual Festival of Words in November, which brings

established authors to give public readings and writing workshops in community centers and

public school classrooms. The Word Crawl helps raise funds to ensure the continued expansion

and success of these programs.

If you would like to share your own stories, poems and other creative efforts, you can

pick up a packet by contacting Patrice Melnick at 337-254-9695; festivalwords@gmail.com;

Marie Touchet aziesbusiness@gmail.com

Download a packet at festivalofwords.org

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