Simply put, the fifth annual WordXWord Festival celebrates of the power of words.
Dozens of word-workers – authors, poets, storytellers and spoken-word artists – are scheduled to take over downtown Pittsfield this week for a week-long celebration in a wide variety of venues from arts centers to bars to museums and beyond. And admission to all WordXWord events is free.
The festival will be anchored by the week long residency of four dynamic, nationally acclaimed poet/spoken word artists: Jon Sands, Robbie Q Telfer, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Omar Holman. Sands and Telfer will share hosting/emceeing duties for the week-long festival, while Aptowicz and Holman will serve as resident personalities, popping up and chiming in throughout the week’s events. In addition, all four will present their own work as part of the Feature Night and Finale programs.