Beautiful Grand Coteau hosts the 1st Annual Festival of Words from October 15 - 18. It is a four day event that includes poetry, open mic events, storytelling performances, and workshops available to the public. The Festival has something for everyone and includes readings by such authors such as Darrell Bourque, Patricia Cravins, Saddi Khali, Clare L. Martin, Jerry McGuire, John Potier, Lana Maht Wiggins, Reggie Young, and Patrice Melnick.

The festival will also offer classes for children in local schools and workshops for all ages in the evenings. Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to participate and celebrate the beauty of the spoken and written word.

The events will take place at various locations around Grand Coteau and Sunset, including Cafe Azul, the Grand Coteau Ballroom, South St. Landry Community Library, For a list of the events, visit: http://festivalofwords.homestead.com/schedule.html.

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