Wordfest presents Ami McKay
Tuesday, November 8 @ 7pm
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Wordfest presents Roméo Dallaire
Monday, November 21 @ 7pm
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Wordfest presents Charlotte Gray
Thursday, November 24 @ 7pm
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Tickets to Upcoming Events

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Mon, Oct. 24

Wordfest and Glenbow present Ross King – $20

Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are the most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet’s brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide “an asylum of peaceful meditation.” Bestselling author Ross King presents his latest book, Mad Enchantment, offering a fascinating and revealing portrait of this iconic figure. This event includes an on-stage interview, audience Q&A and autographing after the event. Presented in partnership with the Glenbow Museum and hosted by Donna Livingstone.
Ross King
Thur, Oct. 27

SOLD OUT – Wordfest presents Mike Myers – $39.95

Comedy superstar Mike Myers launches Canada, a hilarious and heartfelt new book that is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. Myers has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work – which includes Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek – but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland in this beautifully designed book, which features photographs and Canadiana from his personal collection. This event features an on-stage interview with Mike Myers, an audience Q&A and a pre-signed book ($39.95 value) included with each ticket.
Mike Myers
Tues, Nov. 8

Wordfest presents Ami McKay – $20

Advance tickets are available online until 4pm. Door sales available beginning at 6pm at the Glenbow Museum. The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure is back with her most beguiling novel yet. The Witches of New York lures us deep inside the lives of a trio of remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York by any means possible, including witchcraft. This event includes a reading and on-stage interview, followed by a book signing after the event. Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House was a # 1 bestseller in Canada,...
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Mon, Nov. 21

Wordfest presents Roméo Dallaire – $20

Presenting his new piercing memoir, Waiting for the First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD, retired general and former senator Roméo Dallaire delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide. From the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children comes a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. Roméo Dallaire is a retired lieutenant-general, retired Canadian senator, and celebrated humanitarian. In 1993, LGen Dallaire...
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Thur, Nov. 24

Wordfest presents Charlotte Gray – $20

On the eve of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray presents a richly rewarding new book about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, in The Promise of Canada, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of the country over the past 150 years.
Wed, Dec. 7

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