The mission of the Festival is to connect readers of all ages with life-changing ideas from writers of local, national and international stature.
About Our Charity
Wordfest is a non-profit arts organization that connects citizens to life-changing ideas through a premier international reader's festival and year-round activities.
Wordfest’s main event is a six-day festival that features upwards of 90 writers in approximately 70 public events and attracts an audience of over 17,000. In addition to the annual Festival, Wordfest presents writers from the local, national and international stage throughout the year.
Events include poetry and spoken word performances, current event panels, publishing industry workshops, art installations, youth and multilingual programming, in-school performances and featured events with the biggest and brightest stars of the book scene.
Wordfest is considered one of North America’s premier literary festivals, attracting over 17,000 audience members in 2016.