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1
Jun

Audio from Shelley Youngblut’s Interview on Writer’s Block

CJSW 90.9FM Writer’s Block Recording Writer’s Block on CJSW 90.9 FM recently interviewed Wordfest General director Shelley Youngblut as she offered a personal tour of her home library. Also in this episode are readings from Harold Rhenisch’s book, Two Minds, and interviews with J.D. Mersault and D.K. Stone.
25
May

Michael Crummey and Chris Cleave Storify

May 20, 2016: The Banff Centre, Calgary Public Library and Wordfest hosted an evening with Chris Cleave, acclaimed author of Little Bee, and Michael Crummey, award-winning Canadian poet and author of short stories and novels.
25
May

Guy Gavriel Kay Storify

May 16, 2016: Wordfest hosted an evening with the international bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven, River of Stars, and now his latest Children of Earth and Sky set in a world where history and fantasy collide.
18
May

Wordfest Youth Schedule Announced

Book Wordfest Youth 2016 Tickets Today! This year’s lineup features impactful coming-of-age stories, dynamic science fiction novels and whimsical picture books that will engage students of all reading levels. Wordfest Youth’s 2016 selection offers numerous connections to course material and covers an array of significant themes relevant to today’s younger...
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15
May

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.
3
May

Wordfest Youth 2016 Lineup — Sneak Peek

Greetings / Bonjour (la version française suit l’anglais dans ce courriel), We want you to be the first to see the exciting lineup of youth artists coming to Wordfest for the 21st edition of the Festival in Calgary from October 7 to 17, 2016. Wordfest Youth supplies authors from across...
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2
May

A Trilogy of Factoids on Guy Gavriel Kay

On par with J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula Le Guin, the legendary, Saskatchewan-born master of fantasy fiction made his debut in 1984 with the first book in his modern classic trilogy, the beloved Fionavar Tapestry. Guy Gavriel Kay’s new, highly anticipated novel comes out more than three decades after his first (with...
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27
Apr

Wordfest is Hiring 3 Summer Student Interns

MARKETING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of marketing and communications functions including ad sales, event planning, copywriting, promotions and target marketing. The Marketing and Development Representative must be flexible, proactive, detail-oriented and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. The candidate...
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25
Apr

Young Adult Book Recommendations for 2016

From love potions that seem to work, to a school trip to Japan, here are some interesting Young Adult titles to be released between May and October 2016. Debut novels or sequels of best sellers, they all appeal to us.
22
Apr

Books from Wordfest’s Year-Round Series

Buy Local and Support your Independent Bookstores Going to an upcoming Wordfest event? Although having read the author’s book prior to a Wordfest event may enrich the experience for some people, it’s certainly not at all a requirement. There’s plenty for pure fun and wordy goodness to discover with or...
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21
Apr

Fangirling with Sam Maggs

I feel like this book [The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy] was totally written for me! I’m a bit of a closet geek when it comes to nerdy things. I consider myself a bit like Penny on Big Bang Theory – not the full-on nerd like the rest of the...
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21
Apr

Get to Know Sam Maggs, April 27

April 27, 2016, 7pm, Wordfest and Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo are bringing in Sam Maggs, editor of the geek culture site The Mary Sue and author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, a handbook for girl geeks of all kinds and all ages. Tickets are sold online through...
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