Greylock Federal Credit Union
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 Franny Choi & Thomas Fucaloro as hosts & feature, storytellers compete for a spot in the Story Slam Finals.
Food & Cash Bar Available

Monday, August 18

[2P] Free Workshop: Bears Bears Bears w/ Robbie Q Telfer at Bascom Lodge on top of Mount Greylock, Adams, MA. info/register

[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 Upstreet Cultural District. Hosted by Omar Holmon, Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi and Thomas Fucaloro. Comfortable footwear advised.

Tuesday, August 19

[11A] Free Workshop: Body Language w/ Franny Choi
at The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA. info/register

[7P] Feature Night

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave
Featuring Omar Holmon, Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Thomas Fucaloro, Falu and Jive Poetic plus young poets Kori Alston, Dana Shahar and Natalia Whalen.
Cash Bar Available

Wednesday, August 20

[3P] Free Workshop: Poetry and Hip-Hop w/ Jive Poetic at Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA. info/register

[7P] WordXTeens

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave
With Jive Poetic & Omar Holmon as host & feature, young poets from throughout the Berkshires perform spoken word and slam-style.

Thursday, August 21

[11A] Free Workshop: Exploring Racial Identity w/ Falu at The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA. info/register

[8P] Poetry Slam Semi Finals

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street
With Thomas Fucaloro & Robbie Q Telfer as host & feature, 8 poets compete for a spot in the WXW Poetry Slam Finals.
Food & Cash Bar Available

Friday, August 22

[3P] Free Workshop: Outside the Box w/ Thomas Fucaloro at Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA. info/register

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! With Robbie Q Telfer & Jive Poetic as host & feature.

[8P] The Encyclopedia Show

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
With Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic & Falu plus local poets Curtis Asch, Eliza Ryan, Melissa Quirk, Seth Brown.

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. With Omar Holmon & Falu as host & feature.

[8P] Whose Slam Is It Anyway?

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Spoken word as you’ve never experienced it! Featuring Omar Holmon, Robbie Q Telfer, Thomas Fucaloro, Falu and Jive Poetic with Curtis Asch, Eliza Ryan, Melissa Quirk, Seth Brown.

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.