10th Annual Great Falls Word Festival

Produced by Human Error Publishing with support from RiverCulture
Contact: Paul Richmond, 978-394-9651

It's happening again! Human Error Publishing presents The Great Falls Word Festival, October  11-14 at The Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls, MA.

Named the Beat Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Human Error Publishing's founder Paul Richmond has earned a reputation for producing innovative and inclusive spoken word events. Now celebrating ten years in Franklin County, The Great Falls Word Festival will come to the Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls for a four day, community centered, genre crossing, boundary bending, and inclusive celebration of spoken word. WRITING WORKSHOPS with Slate Roof Press, Dina Stander, and Kate Rex.  Shows are $5-$10/$25 four day festival badge available online or at the Shea. www.humanerrorpublishing.com

Human Error Publishing is an independent publishing company dedicated to artists of all types. Human Error Publishing organizes and produces annual and monthly Poetry & Spoken Word Festivals & Events, Publishes Books, Performances and Produces a weekly Radio Show. The Great Falls Word Festival is Co-Sponsored by RiverCulture.

Friday, October 11
6pm: Pop-up book store will open.
7:30pm: Paula Sayword, Anne Perkins, Kate Rex, JM, Grace Ariela B, Roger West, Tantra Zawadi, Annie Hassett
followed by an Open Mic. (One poem each trip to the mic into the night.)

Saturday, October 12
Noon Upstairs: Open Mic (One poem each tripto the mic)
Noon Downstairs: Slate Roof Workshop
1pm Upstairs: Short Stories by Stephen Billias, Alan Harris, Nancy Stark, Richard Horton, Jan Maher
1pm Downstairs: Slate Roof Reading
2pm Upstairs: Raine Brown, Robert Eugene Perry, Karen Warinsky, Susan Middleton, David Henri, Deborah Rolski
2pm Downstairs: Tommy Twilite Workshop
3pm Upstairs: Meat for Tea Authors with Giorgia Alexander, Richard Horton, Seth Cable, Candace Curran, Cori Cannavino
3pm Downstairs: Green River Writers with Mary Chicoine, Ilina Singh, Faith Kindness, Marion Griswold, Karen Miller, Jovonna Van Pelt
3pm GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A: Haiku Circle
4pm Upstairs: do, Tom Timmins, Timothy Gager, Terry S Johnson, Jon Wesick, Linda Wlodyka
4pm Downstairs: Deb Habib and Rick, Debbie Tosun Kilday, Donald Fisher, James Paul Wagner, Kate Rex
Dinner Break: 5pm -6:45pm.
7pm Upstairs : Florence Poets with Gerry Yelle, Anita Gallers, Linda Wlodyka, Sasha Berman, Eileen Kennedy, Tommy Twilite, Howie Faerstein, Rosie McMahan
8:30pm Upstairs: Do It Now “A Collaboration of Masters”  with Jo Sallins, Paul Richmond, TonyVacca & John Sheldon
Together they create a funkadelic and free-flow concoction of cool Beat Poetry, soaring melodies and irresistible percussion. Equal parts magic carpet ride, mesmerizing sound-web and outspoken words. What these guys do just might be the perfect industrialstrength elixir for our tumultuous times.

Sunday October 13
Noon Upstairs:  Open Mic (One poem each trip to the mic)- Nina Gross
Noon Downstairs: TBA
1pm Upstairs: Historical Oracles- Laura Rodley
1pm Downstairs: “Making Friends With the Mic Workshop" with Dina Stander
2pm Upstairs: Carlos Raúl Dufflar, Ángel Martínez, Willie Velázquez, Larry Green, Rick Marsh, Dimitri Rimsky
2pm Down Stairs: Well Done Writers of Greenfield
3pm Upstairs: Climate Change Plays
3pm Downstairs: Open Mic (One poem each trip to the mic)
3pm GREENROOM: Tantra & Rescue Poetix Workshop
4pm Upstairs: Human Error Publishing Authors with Amy Laprade, Ron Whittle, Dina Stander, Eric Wasileski,
Richard Horton, Paul Richmond
4pm Downstairs: Cloud Saddle Writers with Suan Middleton, Maddy Leue, Janice Sorensen, Paul Szlosek, Kate Rex
Dinner Break: 5pm- 6:45pm
7pm Upstairs: “True Stories” with Amie Hyson, Doug Anderson, Susan Cocailin, Moonlight, Andrew Shelffo
Paul Richmond
8:30pm Upstairs: Candace Curran, Doug Anderson, Roger West & Tony,, Tantra & Tony, Rescue Poet, Tony, TBA

Monday, October 14
Noon Downstairs: TBA
Noon Upstairs:  Open Mic (One poem each trip to the mic)
1pm Upstairs:  Storm, David Wyman, Lori Lamothe, TBN
1pm Downstairs: Kate Rex Workshop
2pm Upstairs: Open Mic on Climate Change
2pm Downstairs: TBA
3pm Upstairs: Kate Rex Workshop writes Open Mic
3pm Downstairs: roundtable forum on role of poets and writers in catastrophic times
4pm Upstairs: Wordwifery presents “Chalice of Crones” reading Memoir (Ruth Flohr, Facilitator) with Morning Star Chenven, Shelley Hines, Kai Jud, Nan Riebschlaeger, Nancy Spittle, Sharon Tracy
Workshops
Dinner Break: 5pm- 6:45
7pm Upstairs: Final Show with Festival poets

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