Great reads ♦ Live authors ♦ Pure Fun
Every October in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
March 15, 2016
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Events in theatres and in schools
Every October
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Upcoming Events

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Tues, Mar. 15

Yann Martel – $25

Join Wordfest, Calgary Public Library and Owl’s Nest Books for an evening of readings and conversations with Yann Martel, one of Canada’s most recognized and outspoken writers. The author of the bestselling Life of Pi presents his highly anticipated new novel, The High Mountains of Portugal. The event is followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
Yann Martel

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Giving Tuesday Kicks Off December 1

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.

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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