Returning in 2016

The Downtown Events Group plans to take a year to redevelop a more robust book festival that better reflects the mission of our organization while continuing to enhance the quality of life in Greater Des Moines. The Wonder of Words Festival will return as a renewed event in 2016 with an enlivened Festival atmosphere!

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.