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Festival of Words to feature three artists, take place Nov. 5 & 6

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Posted at 9:04 PM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-04 21:52:09-04

The Festival of Words celebrates another year with three amazing artists and two days of memorable events.

The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6.

This year the festival features Grammy-Award winner Louis Michot, poet, visual artists Malaika Favorite and Mississippi Poet Laureate Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Festival events include creative writing workshops for students and the community, a community stage for open mic, and “Drive-by Poetry” in which youth give dramatic presentations of festival authors’ writings.

The Friday night event features a poetry and musical presentation by all three featured artists.

On Saturday, Drive-by Poetry performers from the Magnet Academy of Cultural Arts will recite works by the featured authors.

There will also be an open mic on the community stage, and multiple creative writing workshops, which are open to the public.

More details are forthcoming. For more information, check out festivalofwords.org or contact Martha Garner at (337) 804-2482 or fowmartha@gmail.com.

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