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Feb 21 @ 7pm: Ruth Marshall — $15 + GST & Fees
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Feb 26 @ 7pm: Book Club Discussion of This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki — FREE
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Feb 27 @ 6:30pm: Dick Lit’s Trivia Night, featuring Russell Smith — $5
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Mar 6 @ 7pm: Patrick Lane — $15 + GST & Fees
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Mar 8 @ 7pm: Erin Wunker, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy — $15 + GST & Fees
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Apr 23 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Tima Kurdi (hosted by Amanda Lindhout) – $20 + GST & Fees
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Photos of Past Events

Wordfest featured over 150 events in last year and is dreaming big for 2018. Visit our Flickr page for photos of past events.

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Recaps of Past Events

Using a platform called Storify, we’ve collected all of the social media buzz, live-tweets, snapshots and live illustrations captured during 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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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 22-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.

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