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3
Jul

Literary Technology to Get Excited About: TransPose

Wordfest is excited about some recent developments in the technological world that relate to…what else? Literature! This two-part mini-series will look at how technology is transforming the way literature is consumed. TransPose is a program which converts literature into music. TransPose does this by reading a novel, and detecting eight...
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3
Jul

Literary Technology to Get Excited About: Hoopla

Wordfest is excited about a couple recent developments in the technological world that realate to…what else? Literature! This second installment in our two-part mini-series will look at how technology is transforming the way literature is consumed. Hoopla is a recent development in literary technology that has been deemed the “Netflix...
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6
May

Why Wordfest Matters

Students and staff from Exshaw School give a first-hand testimony as to why First Calgary Financial Book Rapport is important to them after receiving a surprise visit from Lemony Snicket. This documentary also includes audio interviews with Wordfest artists appearing in the Governor General’s Literary Awards podcast, presented in partnership...
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5
May

The Year of Octavio Paz (Part 5)

Alberto Ruy-Sanchez on Octavio Paz Later this week, Wordfest will be joining The Casa México in Alberta Foundation to pay homage to Octavio Paz in celebration of the centenary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, writer, essayist and diplomat. The evening will be held at the Kahanoff Centre...
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5
May

The Year of Octavio Paz (Part 4)

This post is the fourth installment in Wordfest’s mini-series commemorating the centenary of the Mexican author, Octavio Paz (1914-1998), a Nobel-prize winning poet, writer, essayist and diplomat. The series wraps up with a special event celebrating Paz’s legacy, held at the Kahanoff Centre (105 12 Ave SE #200, Calgary) on...
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3
May

The Year of Octavio Paz (Part 3)

Octavio Paz: Philosophy & Poetry Interpreted [Part 3] Last week, we published the first installment of our weekly mini-series about the Mexican writer Octavio Paz on wordfest.com, in honour of the centenary celebrations of his birth. The Nobel Prize-winning poet, writer, essayist and diplomat was born in Mexico City on...
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1
May

The Year of Octavio Paz (Part 2)

The Significance of Beginnings 2014 is officially “The Year of Octavio Paz” in Mexico, and Wordfest is celebrating the occasion with a weekly series of blog posts exploring Paz’s contribution to the cultural landscape. The series wraps up on May 29 with a panel discussion at 5:30pm at the Kahanoff...
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28
Apr

The Year of Octavio Paz (Part 1)

The Year of Octavio Paz The Mexican Congress recently declared 2014 as “The Year of Octavio Paz” to commemorate the centenary of his birth. The Nobel Prize-winning poet, writer, essayist and diplomat was born in Mexico City on March 31, 1914, and passed away on April 19, 1998. Wordfest Presents...
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2
Mar

2014 Wordfest Editor in Residence Program

About the 2014 Editor in Residence Program This program is currently closed for 2014. To receive updates on similar programs and other Wordfest initiatives, please subscribe to our newsletter. Wordfest is pleased to launch its inaugural Editor in Residence program in partnership with Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE). A...
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2
Mar

Q&A with Jamie Wilson

Q&A with 2014 Wordfest Writer in Residence Jamie Wilson is a communications and IT support professional with first-hand knowledge and experience in e-book self-publishing. He is the 2014 Wordfest Writer in Residence, and is available to consult with aspiring writers on the process of creating, editing, formatting and publishing original...
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2
Feb

2014 Wordfest Writer in Residence Program

About the 2014 Wordfest Writer in Residence Program This program is currently closed for 2014. To receive updates on similar programs and other Wordfest initiatives, please subscribe to our newsletter. The Festival is pleased to host Jamie Wilson as the inaugural Wordfest Writer in Residence for 2014. Jamie will be...
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