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WordXWord Festival :: August 16 - 22, 2015
Wanted: Young Voices. Events and Workshops for ages 12 - 19. Information or sign up for a workshop, or to read at the open mic, or compete in a poetry slam.

WordXWord 2015

August 16 - 22, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
All WXW Events are free. Schedule & venues subject to change. Some events may contain mature content not appropriate for younger children.

Poetry sCrawl

Sunday/August 16

5P - Poetry sCrawl
@ Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street

Departs from Dottie’s, ends at the Berkshire Museum. A multi-stop, walking poetry tour. Comfortable footwear advised. Hosted by Robbie Q Telfer & Fatimah Asghar.

7P - PechaKucha
@ The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Presented by the Berkshire Museum. ($)


Young + Brave Teen Invitational & Open Mic

Monday/August 17

7P - Young+Brave Teen Invitational & Open Mic
@ Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave

Spoken word & poetry by young Berkshire voices. Hosted by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. With Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Phil Kaye & Fatimah Asghar.


Story Slam Semi Finals

Tuesday/August 18

7P - Story Slam Semi Finals
@ Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street

Storytellers, chosen through a series of pre-festival prelims, compete for a spot in the WXW Story Slam Finals.


Poetry Slam Semi Finals

Wednesday/August 19

7P - Poetry Slam Semi Finals
@ Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street

Poets chosen through a series of three prelims compete for a spot in the WXW Poetry Slam finals and a shot at the coveted title.


Invitational Teen Poetry Slam

Thursday/August 20

7P - 413/Youth Speak Invitational Teen Poetry Slam
@ Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Six of the Berkshires' strongest youth voices compete in the first annual Invitational Poetry Slam. With special feature by WXW 413/Youth Speak poets. With Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Phil Kaye, Fatimah Asghar and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.


Friday/August 21

6:30P - Story Slam Finals
@Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Storytellers who have survived the semi finals spin their 4-minute stories, competing for the WXW Story Slam title.

8P - Feature Night
@ Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Featuring Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Phil Kaye, Fatimah Asghar and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.


Saturday/August 22

6:30P - Poetry Slam Finals
@ Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

Four finalists go two rounds to compete for cash prizes and the title of WXW Poetry Slam Champion.

8P - Festival Finale
@ Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street

With Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Phil Kaye & Fatimah Asghar.


Information about FREE workshops



All WXW programs are free and open to all. WordXWord Festival, Inc is a 501(C)(3).
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