WordXWord Festival
August 17 - 23, 2014
Poetry and Spoken Word
WordXWord Festival
Story and Poetry Slams
August 17 - 23, 2014
Featured Guests & Local Talent
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Popup Events
WordXWord Festival
August 17 - 23, 2014
Workshops
WordXWord Festival
August 17 - 23, 2014
Upstreet Cultural District, Pittsfield, MA

WordXWord, August 17 - 23, 2014

An exhilarating blend of poetry, spoken word and storytelling with visiting poets, marshaled by Omar Holmon, include Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Thomas Fucaloro, Falu and Jive Poetic.

Admission to all WordXWord events is free and open to all. Most venues/events have limited audience capacity. Admission and seating is on a first-come basis. Parents of younger children are advised that the content of the work presented is unfiltered and some may find it more appropriate for mature audiences.

Sunday, August 17

[6P] Story Slam Semi Finals

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street
With Omar Holmon & Franny Choi as hosts, storytellers compete for a spot in the Story Slam Finals.

Monday, August 18

[7P] Poetry sCrawl

Starts at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street; Ends at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave
A multi-stop, walking, poetry tour of the Uptown Cultural District. Comfortable footwear advised.

Tuesday, August 19

[7P] Feature Night

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave
Featuring Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Jive Poetic & Falu.

Wednesday, August 20

[7P] WordXTeens

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave
With Robbie Q Telfer & Omar Holmon as hosts, young poets from throughout the Berkshires perform spoken word and slam-style.

Thursday, August 21

[8P] Poetry Slam Semi Finals

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street
8 poets compete for a spot in the WXW Poetry Slam Finals.

Friday, August 22

In partnership with the Berkshire Museum

[6P] Story Slam Finals

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
After prelims and semi-finals, storytellers spin their stories for a shot at the title!

[8P] The Encyclopedia Show

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
With Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic & Falu.

Saturday, August 23

In partnership with the Berkshire Museum

[6P] Poetry Slam Finals

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Poets compete for cash prizes and the title of WXW Champion.

[8P] Whose Slam Is It Anyway?

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
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.

Schedule & Venues Subject to Change


Greylock Federal Credit Union is the Lead Sponsor for WordXWord Festival 2014


WordXWord celebrates diversity, the creative use of language and the experience of community - using spoken word, poetry and storytelling in celebration of the individual, to bridge differences and connect people. WordXWord is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
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