Please click on the following links to find out more information about each aspect of this festival:


Poetry Slam & Open Mics

Panel Discussions

Featured Authors & Poets

Writing Workshops

Click here to see a selection of photos from the 2013 WordFest!

WordFest  is a ‘festival within a festival’  offering an exciting variety of events for written & spoken-word artists of all ages, styles, languages, genres, and levels.  Our vision is to produce a rich selection of programs affording festival attendees to participate in three ways:

    • to hear poetry and prose via author readings, open mics, panel discussions, and performances;
    • to practice the craft of poetry, prose, stories, songs, journaling, and more via writing workshops;
    • to speak/share works aloud bringing words from the page to the stage via open mics, featured readings, and round-table sharing during workshops.

Waco Cultural Arts WordFest takes place over three days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the last weekend every September.  Events are usually held in the Waco Convention Center Texas & Lonestar rooms as well as the WCC Patio facing the Brazos River.  All WordFest events are FREE and open to the public of all ages.  You can find us on the following social media platforms:

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For more information or to send questions, comments, or suggestions please contact the WordFest Chair at: wordfest@wacoartsfest.org