If when walking out among the autumnal stylings of nature, the urge to utter in capital letters In Leaves No Step Had Trodden Black comes quite easily, then perhaps Featherstone’s Fall Festival of Poetry and Music is for you.

On Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. the festival will feature the words and music of Island poet laureate’s past and present including Lee H. McCormack, Steve Ewing, Dan Waters, Justen Ahren and Fan Ogilvie. William Waterway, the founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society, will also take the stage.

The event is free and, in addition to wordplay, there will be light food and beverages.

For more information, call 508-693-1850.