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Celebrating it's Eight Year.

Human Error Publishing - has produced a Word festival called the Greenfield Annual Word Festival for the last 7 years. (since it took place in Greenfield, MA) This year we are The Great Falls Word Festival which will be producded in Turners Falls, MA. with the Shea Theater being our main venue. (There will be a new web site, domain name change etc but for now we will continue to use this web site.)

In the tradition of the festival, there will be many other great venues Friday and Saturday night. There will be workshops, and open mics ...

You can buy your Festival Buttons Here for $20, this is your pass into all the shows at the Shea Theater. Their are 4 ticketed events. The Mole, 8:00 Show Thursday "Do It Now", Friday 9:00 show, Saturday 9:00 show. Each show is $5 to $15 sliding scale ticket price. All other venues including the Shea are free.

At this point registrations is closed to be in the festival, you can contact paul@humanerrorpublishing to inquire about openings.

Here is 2017 Program Book with this year's schedule and list of writers. (The most up to date listing of writers and where they are is here. Please look at the program book and support those businesses that supported the festival Program Book.)

All venues are free to attend.
Evening shows at the Shea are ticketed events
Tickets for individual shows will be sold at The Shea Theater
You can buy your Festival Buttons Here for $20 and get into all the shows for one price

The Venues
(Check map for loacations)
1) Our main venue will be the Shea Theater (There is an admission to all shows at the Shea, either you have a Festival Button, which gets you into all shows or you pay for each individual show)

All of these venues are free, please support them
2) The Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
3) Store Front that can be gotten to from the Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
4) LOOT - found & made
5) The BrickHouse - Community Resource Center

The schedule at this moment:

Thursday Oct 12th, @ the Shea Theater - Three events
1:00 to 5:00 - Set up the Festival Book Store, cafe, Readings, open mic

6:30 The Mole (5 minute true stories told by 10 storytellers) -

8:00 "Do It Now" Performance (with special guest Tony Vacca, John Sheldon, Jo Sallins & Paul Richmond)

Friday Oct 13th
1:00 to 5:00 Reading, "The Historical Oracles" - senior writers voices on history of place, and what it means to be a "senior" at the Shea Theater

First readings is 6:30 to 7:30
1) Our main venue will be the Shea Theater
2) The Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
3) Store Front that can be gotten to from the Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
4) The BrickHouse - Community Resource Center

Second readings is 7:45 to 8:45
1) Our main venue will be the Shea Theater
2) The Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
3) Store Front that can be gotten to from the Great Falls Harvest
4) The BrickHouse - Community Resource Center

The 9:00 A Celebration of Women Writers show at the Shea Theater

Saturday Oct 14th
1:00 to 5:00 Reading, open mic, speakers at the Shea Theater
Main venue the Shea along with many other venues through out downtown Turners Falls
First readings is 6:30 to 7:30
1) Our main venue will be the Shea Theater
2) The Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
3) Store Front that can be gotten to from the Great Falls Harvest or from Avenue A
4) LOOT - found & made

Second readings is 7:45 to 8:45
1) Our main venue will be the Shea Theater
2) The Great Falls Harvest Restaurant
3) Store Front that can be gotten to from the Great Falls Harvest


The Finale 9:00 Show at the Shea Theater

Sunday Oct 15th 1:00 to 5:00 at the Shea Theater

Book Fair, Artist's Cafe, stay tune.

At this point registrations is closed to be in the festival, you can contact paul@humanerrorpublishing to inquire about openings.

If you want to present your books at the Book Fair contact paul@humanerrorpublishing.com

The Book Fair / Book Store will take place during the festival (place to be determined)

You can buy your Festival Buttons Here

Here is 2017 Program Book with this year's schedule.

Donations before, during and after the festival are the only way this festival continues, yes now is the time. To help support the festival, check out our donation page for all the different options. Thanks for your support.

There are many amazingly talented writers at this festival along with other festivals produced by Human Error Publishing. HEP creates many venues and opportunities for being inspired and enjoying Words. Check out Human Error Publishing.

This site will be updated regularly right up to and throughout the festival, so please stop back and tell your friends and we hope to see you there.