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Word Week 2017 and Noe Valley Authors Festival Coming in March

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The 11th annual Word Week is coming to Noe Valley the third week of March from March 19th to March 24th. Produced by the Friends of Noe Valley neighborhood association, Word Week is Noe Valley’s literary festival.

Friends of Noe Valley would like to acknowledge and thank Martha & Bros. Coffee Company as the official sponsor for Word Week.

To conclude Word Week, the third Noe Valley Authors Festival will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. The festival includes an author exhibit hall and book readings throughout the afternoon.

Richard May began Word Week in 2007 as a project of the Friends of Noe Valley neighborhood association. Friends of Noe Valley organizes different events throughout the year as a way for neighbors to meet in Noe Valley. Noe Valley is a unique part of San Francisco by having a wealth of writers and illustrators living in the area.

Friends of Noe Valley is an organization of people who believe that knowing your neighbors creates community, which is key to having a safe and vibrant neighborhood. Throughout the year, the group will arrange fundraising projects, musical and literary events, educational and civic forums, family events, and parties. Word Week is one of Noe Valley’s annual events that brings neighbors and the community together.

Word Week’s intentions are to celebrate the power and effect of words, to showcase local talent from Noe Valley and the surrounding neighborhoods and provide the public interesting and enjoyable literary events that spark the imagination and encourage support of our local authors and illustrators.

If you are interested in setting up an exhibit space, up to 40 exhibit spaces will be available. Each space is 3 feet long and 30 inches wide (half of a six-foot table). Table space and one chair will be provided. The fee is $35 for reservations received and paid for by February 28th and $45 after February 28th.

Exhibitors may also read for 12 minutes each at moderated 45-minute book readings, including Q&A, starting at 2:15pm, 3:15pm, and 4:15pm. The fee is $25. Readers will be grouped in panels of 3 by the organizers. You can also read with two other exhibitors of your choosing for $45 total. Readings will be held in a separate room, concurrent with the author exhibit.

Questions and requests to exhibit and read can be addressed to

Come out and celebrate words – whether written, spoken or sung. All genres welcome!

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