WAMFest: Words, Arts, and Music Festival

WAMFest! 2020


WAMFest! goes virtual. Events will be available to livestream free of charge on Saturday, October 24.


All events are free of charge and open to the public.

WAMFest events are in high demand and sell out quickly. Reserve your free tickets in advance as you will need a unique access code to join.

WAMFest! aligns with HOMECOMING@HOME.

Attend ongoing events Wednesday, October 21 through Saturday, October 24*.

*all Homecoming events are free and open to all alumni



WAMFest is an annual series of readings, interviews, talks, and performances hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of the Arts. WAMFest brings successful artists of various art genres to the campus to inspire and inform students and the community. Past guests have included Bruce Springsteen, Robert Pinsky, Roseanne Cash, Eugene Mirman, Jonathan Demme, Talib Kweli, Mark Morris, Neil Gaiman, Ice-T, and Sean Astin.

WAMFest posters
Say “poetry” or “poet” and you won’t have to have a conversation for long, either in a classroom or at a party. But if you mention music and songwriting to those same people, they expand again, filled with life and endless strong opinions. In 2009, the Words, Arts, Music Festival was born with this in mind. -- David Daniel, poet, creator of WAMFest

Fairleigh Dickinson University would like to thank Bob and Patricia Pures and Morris Arts who help make WAMFest possible.