Minneapolis, MN, United States

The 2023 Wordplay festival was held on July 8 in and around Open Book, a literary center in Minneapolis, with some panels livestreamed for a virtual audience. The festival featured panel discussions, author interviews, interactive activities for children and adults, food trucks, and local artists. The theme for this year’s event was “Narrative Power.” Participating writers included poets and fiction writers Fatimah Asghar and Mahogany L. Browne; poet, fiction writer, and nonfiction writer Jennifer Clement; poet and nonfiction writer Clint Smith; and fiction and nonfiction writer Matthew Salesses. An all-access ticket, required to attend the festival, was $25; tickets for virtual attendants were pay-what-you-can with a suggested admission of $10. Visit the website for more information.

E-mail or call, at (612) 215-2585, the events and partnership coordinator with accessibility questions.

Contact Information

Wordplay, Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Claire Rekow-McKee, Events and Partnership Coordinator.