Returning in 2016

We are taking a break in 2015 to revamp the festival. We hope to bring new light in 2016. If you have comments or suggestions please email them to

About Wonder of Words Festival

The Wonder of Words Festival connects readers, writers, and publishers at events that celebrate reading and share the joy of lifelong learning. Co-produced by the Des Moines Public Library and the Downtown Community Alliance, The Wonder of Words Festival is a compilation of several events, taking place at various venues in Downtown Des Moines and surrounding communities during November.