Great reads ♦ Live authors ♦ Pure Fun
Oct. 7-17, 2016 and Year-Round in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Super Early Bird Passes
Available until May 31st

Wordfest Youth

Festival Passes Now on Sale

Make the most of your Wordfest experience from October 7 to 17, 2016.
Super-Early Bird Pass

Available until May 31, 2016

Gain entry to all regularly-priced Wordfest events from October 7 to 17, 2016, and make the most of your Festival week in Calgary. This pass does not include special events and receptions, for a ridiculously low price. Read more…

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Platinum Pass

Available until May 31, 2016

This is your all-inclusive point of entry to the 21st annual Wordfest from October 7 to 17, 2016, including special events, catered events, receptions, premium seating of their choice, VIP benefits and special invitations when announced. Read more…

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School Tickets & Passes

Field Trips: $6 per student
In-School Author Visit: $500

The above, subsidized pricing is restricted to schools (Grades K to 12) wishing to book field-trip or in-school opportunities for their classrooms during Wordfest, from October 7 to 17, 2016. This offer applies only to the Wordfest Youth Program.

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Recent News

Micah White and Blake Brooker — Full Audio

Wordfest presented Adbusters guru and protest innovator Micah White in conversation with Blake Brooker about his new book, The End of Protest, April 15, 2016, at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons.

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October 7-17, 2016

Wordfest just celebrated its 20th anniversary and is dreaming big for the upcoming 21st annual Festval from October 7-17, 2016. Visit our Flickr page for photos of past events.

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Recaps of Wordfest 2015

Using a platform called Storify, we’ve collected all of the social media buzz, live-tweets, snapshots and live illustrations captured during the 20th anniversary Wordfest.

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Youth & School Programming

Over 10,000 young readers this year will experience the magic of interacting with live authors in schools and in theatres.

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Become a Wordy Do-Gooder

A huge thank you to all of our supporters! Wordfest relies on government funding, sponsorships from corporations and foundations, volunteer support and charitable donations from individuals like you to ensure that we are able to continue our 20-year history of sparking live experiences for readers and writers. We invite you to consider donating to Wordfest this season as we plan for another year of igniting ideas and building community – one inspiring story at a time.

Listen to Micah White - Audio from April 15, 2016

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