Great Falls Word Festival

Hello new and old poet friends:

Welcome to The Great Falls Word Festival. For eight years Human Error Publishing has produced, facilitated, experimented, and somehow pulled a yearly word festival out of the hat. All while simultaneously contending with the usual doubts and anxieties that come along with creating this happening; a multi-venue community party of flowing words that includes voices speaking for the first time alongside those who are years into the adventure.

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

Purchase your Festival Button Here.

(Please read the following info to know how it all works)

Introducing… (drum roll please) The Festival Button: is your contribution, your ticket, and your registration!

For only $20 the Festival Button (sure to be collector's item) gives you four-days of festival access, including: all venues during the day (1-5); the 6:30 to 7:45 evening venues; The Mole, Thursday nigth show @ 8:30 and the 9:00 shows, all at no additional cost. We expect there will be limited space at many venues and button holders will have priority seating, up to 5 minutes till show time. The Mole & the Thursday night show have it's own ticket price for non button holders. For the spectacular 9:00 p.m. Human Error shows, Button-holders will be seated first and all remaining seats will carry a sliding scale ($5 to $15) ticket cost.

For a Scholarship Button Please Click Here.

2. There will be free open readings, open mics available to the public, please see the schedule.

A Heads Up – Please let your fans know that if they want to hear you read! Each venue has a different capacity, once filled that will be it. We cannot guarantee that you will get in, so the best strategy is to get a Festival Button and arrive at venues early.

WHY THE BUTTON: We are asking that everyone who takes part in the festival help to support the festival – there is no corporate sponsorship. It costs time and dollars to put on a festival and this festival has always been funded by whatever Human Error could raise by putting on other events, donations given at the festival, and gifts from generous community members wanting to support HEP efforts and in the pinch HEP's own pockets. Always just squeaking by, with not much to pay venue rents, artists, cover travel expenses, etc. This is a hope to not only break even but to pay artists.

Tell us your name and when you'd prefer to read. You must submit this form by 9/16/2017 to be included in the Festival program book. (After the deadline you'll be placed on a waiting list for venue openings). For the slots between 1:00 and 5:00, especially on Sunday if there is time that you prefer state that in the other category. For the 9:00 shows HEP is producing these shows, availability to perform in this show doesn't assure you, you will be in the show. You will be notified about all times and dates.

Thank you for considering being a part in this year's festival. Contact me directly if you run into problems with this form