Great Falls International

           Word Festival

Celebrating its 11th Year.


Welcome to The Great Falls Word Festival web site.


Due to Covid 19 we didnot have a live festival in 2020. it is doubtful that we will have a live festival in 2021. We will keep you posted, here is a link to a past festival program book to give you a sense of the event which ran at least 4 days  Program Book Click Here


These festivals are produced by Human Error Publishing


As the founder, bottle washer, and performer, I am glad to be here celebrating.

 Having something to say, having a story to tell, having the courage to stand up and express yourself, is what these festivals are about.


Human Error Publishing presents young and old writers, those just finding their voice, to well-seasoned authors who have published many books, won awards, been on tours, and make their living from their craft of writing and performing.


Our home base for The Great Falls Word Festival which is held in Turners Falls, MA. with the Shea Theater being our main venue.


If you are interested in being in the festival contact


In the past you purchased a Festival Button for $25 which includes everything.


Writers this covers your registration for the festival, being listed in the program book, and total access to all the workshops, and all ticketed performances.


Audience this covers any of the shows over the 4 days, and helps support the festival and is the best deal, over paying for all the different shows separately.


Students and Seniors are $15 - includes the same as above


A one day $10 registration fee. Writers this $10 pass pays for your registration to read at the festival for one day, listing in the program book. All other shows will be paid for separately, including the night shows that day. During the day readings and workshops included.


There will be separate prices for the public for the afternoon shows and performances at night through out the for days, making the Festival Button the best deal.






Please support the venues that have supported the festival by putting an ad in the program book or been a sponsor – today and throughout the year. Buy coffee, lunch or dinner, and for the retail venues check out what they have to offer. Help us to thank them for their kind support of the festival by supporting them. Human Error Publishing supports the festival, with blood, sweat and humor. I hope that you will donate and help fund Human Error Publishing so that these kinds of festivals can continue to happen.