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Word literary festival celebrates seventh year

The 2022 Word literary festival kicked off on Thursday, October 20, with a poetry reading at the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill. Attendees were encouraged to mingle and enjoy the Word-inspired art adorning the walls of the barn-turned-gallery before two of the featured poets—Beatrix Gates and William Rand—shared their work.

Tina Bennett & Laura Miller

Tina Bennett & Laura Miller

Tina Bennett, left, and Laura Miller attend the Word festival.

Photo courtesy of Sherry Streeter

Lily King

Lily King

Author Lily King shares a laugh with Laura Miller during a Word festival conversational interview on October 21.

Photo by Ellen Booraem

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Bea Tran

Bea Tran

Bea Tran, daughter of memoirist Phuc Tran, shows off her bracelet during the Word festival on October 20.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Pebworth

Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly

New Yorker cartoonist, Liza Donnelly, signs books at the Blue Hill Public Library on Sunday, October 23rd as part of the Word festival

Photo by Ellen Booraem