November 3rd to 6th, 2016

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Our new store is online and you can take advantage of Early Bird pricing until September 30th.

Featured Collaboration

We'd like to mention our collaboration again this year with the South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council. The Literacy Council Youth Troupe will be putting on more fine theatre in 2016 with Jenny Parsons and Steve Morel, at the Walkerton Jubilee Hall. To learn more about the good work of the Literacy Council check out their Web site.


Here is our preliminary schedule for 2016. Note that the programming may change - final schedule to follow.

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Welcome to our 2016 Words Aloud Artistic Director

Words Aloud is very happy to announce that Terry Burns, past Festival Coordinator (2011-13), has stepped into the role of Artistic Director for 2016. Terry, as well as a talented poet and performer in her own right, is a gifted arts administrator. Terry will be supported in her role by the core planning group of Ann Hagedorn, Hazel Lyder, Skyler Radojkovic, Katherine Edgecombe and Jenny Parsons, and many other dedicated volunteers.


Support Words Aloud with a donation on our CanadaHelps page for the Durham Art Gallery.


Learn more about the history of our fascinating festival.


Check out this brilliant classroom learning resource featuring video performances by 14 of Canada’s best poets and storytellers.

Imagine a Scholarship

If you're in secondary or post-secondary school, you could spend the festival weekend meeting, working and socializing with festival volunteers and festival stars. Find out how.

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