The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective invites writers to participate in a Word Crawl, a fundraiser for the Festival of Words, on Sept. 13 in downtown Lafayette.

Participants will raise funds until Aug. 15 by asking for sponsors for the Word Crawl. Writers who raise $100 or more will secure a 10-minute spot to perform original poetry and spoken word at the Word Crawl as a featured performer.

The Word Crawl will be from noon to midnight during the September Art Walk. It will wind its way through 12 venues over 12 hours.

Up to 60 different artists will perform. The crawl benefits the Festival of Words, which brings established authors from all over the world to readings and writing workshops. Visit