Literary Arts Performance

Enjoy the powerful world of words! With storytellers, comics, poets and more, our array of literary performances pack impact and inspiration.

Wordfest Stage

Literary Arts Performance

The Festival's literary arts program presents on literary readings and performances by local and regional literary talent with an emphasis on underrepresented voices and communities. Performers this year come from a variety of literary genres, including poetry, slam poetry, cowboy poetry, fiction, nonfiction, storytellers, hip-hop, and spoken word.


Please check the Festival app for most up-to-date schedule.

Friday, June 23

  • Utah Poet Laureate: Lisa Bickmore, 12:30pm
  • Plumas Collectiva: Open Mic, 1:30pm
  • Heather Lang-Cassera, 2:30pm
  • Kearns High School, 3:30pm
  • Jezuz, 4:30pm
  • Claire Batterman, 5:00pm
  • Youth Individual Poetry Slam, 6:30pm
  • Adult Individual Poetry Slam, 8:30pm

Saturday, June 24

  • Poetry Outloud, 12:30pm
  • Open Mic, 1:30pm
  • Ghost Poetry Show, 2:40pm
  • JohnnyOsi, 3:30pm
  • Zachary Kluckman, 4pm
  • Loud Mouth Poetry Jam, 4:30pm
  • Paulie Lipman, 5:20pm
  • Ry Irene, 5:50pm
  • Spoken Views Collective, 6:20pm
  • Chris Atkin, 7:10pm
  • Team Invitational Poetry Slam, 8pm

Sunday, June 25

  • Wasatch IronPen, 12:30pm
  • Masha Shukovich, 3:30pm
  • Angelika Brewer, 4:00pm
  • Artes de Mexico en Utah, 4:30pm
  • Plumas Collectiva, 5:20pm
  • Willy Palomo, 6:10pm
  • Marilyn Melissa Salguero, 6:40pm
  • Butterfly Effect, 7:10pm

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