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WordXWord Festival

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.


Upcoming Events

WordxWord Team Poetry Slam

July 30, 2017

The Mount

In partnership with The Mount, WordXWord brings several Northeast-based teams to the Berkshires for a gritty, high-energy, friendly face off ahead of ... MORE

Poetry bRawl

August 2, 2017|8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

Wacky “poetic” games including head-to-head haiku, rap battles, insta-collaborations, and more. MORE

Poetry sCrawl

August 2, 2017|6:00 pm

Dottie's Coffee Lounge

A multi-stop poetry stroll through the Upstreet Cultural District of Downtown Pittsfield. Starts at Dottie’s and ends at the Whitney Center for the ... MORE


August 3, 2017|8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

Poets will tackle how we all exist at the intersection of multiple identities. Some we inherit, others are fluid. Some we own from the inside, and som... MORE

Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

August 4, 2017|8:00 pm

Berkshire Museum

In harmony with the Berkshire Museum's exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World - poets use iconic guitar solos as jumping off points f... MORE

Indie Poetry Slam

August 5, 2017|4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whitney Center for the Arts

One day tournament from a preliminary round to the mind boggling, word tossing, eye gouging finals when the title of WordXWord Poetry Slam Champion 20... MORE