When you arrive for your stay on the coast of Maine in autumn, you may find yourself feeling as if you’re a writer disappearing into a cozy nook to start writing your next book. The Blue Hill community recognizes this unique quality woven into the area, which is why Word., the Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival was born. When you plan to stay at our peaceful inn in the fall, you capitalize on the perfect opportunity to enjoy this fantastic festival for book enthusiasts and creatives of all kinds.
How It All Started
The Word. is a non-profit organization that was started in 2017 by a team of community members. They saw the need to celebrate the rich literary culture of Blue Hill Peninsula. Brilliant writers from every genre imaginable flock to the area for a different kind of vacation. It’s one where the world’s busyness lulls into the serenity of the Maine wilderness, and the creative energy of the mind is free to roam.
Even the locals and the visitors who return again and again can sense it. As a result, the area is full of passionate creators and readers who support the work of authors, poets, artists, musicians, and craftspeople. The Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival is a chance for this passionate community to come together to celebrate and support the gift of writing and the arts.
The Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival is held annually in mid-late October. This is the perfect time of year to visit, not only so you can take your pick from the many exciting events held but also because the Maine coast displays its colorful cornucopia of autumn leaves. While you explore the area, stop by whichever festival events catch your eye.
The events are held throughout Blue Hill at libraries, bookstores, churches, schools, local businesses, and the town hall. The events are unique and change each year. Still, some of the most common are author readings, poetry crawls, plays, panel discussions, spoken word programs, fun and interactive kids’ events, and workshops for writing, singing, song-crafting, book-making, etc. The opportunities are endless!
Other Events and Workshops
In addition to the literary arts events, the festival also often hosts meals and celebrations such as the Festival Brunch. A great way to get involved in the celebration while also enjoying treats from local businesses and the beauty of October mornings in Maine. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Schedule of Events. Pre-register for any classes or workshops to make sure you secure a spot. You can leave suggestions if there is a specific experience you are hoping for.
If you’re unable to visit during the fall, take a peek at upcoming workshops anyway. The Festival occasionally hosts events throughout the year when exciting literary arts opportunities present themselves.
Are you ready to “get away from it all”? To immerse yourself in the beauty of literary arts and Maine in autumn? You’ll never have another getaway quite like this. Check availability for your stay today and get ready for Word., the Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival.
Published August 2023