Tickets to Year-Round Events Outside the Festival

Please note that tickets to upcoming events this season are only available online through Eventbrite. Click the event details below for more information and to purchase online. For assistance, please contact the Wordfest office at 403-237-9068 or email boxoffice@wordfest.com.

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Monday, September 18 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
$15 + GST and Fees

Join us for the Calgary launch of Chris Turner’s latest book, The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands. Turner presents the definitive story of the oil sands and its high-stakes collision between two conflicting worldviews—one of industrial triumph and another of environmental stewardship.

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Wednesday, September 20 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
$20 + GST and Fees

Award-winning author and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders argues we need 100 million Canadians if we’re to outgrow our colonial past and build a safer, greener, more prosperous future. Join Wordfest, Mount Royal University and the Calgary Public Library for the launch of Saunders’ new book, MAXIMUM CANADA.

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Tuesday, Sept 26 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$15 + GST and Fees

In the Wordfest Engagement Lab, Gail Bowen presents book #17 of the nationally bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series. The Winner’s Circleis a masterful novel that combines a modern, urban family with a gripping, satisfying mystery.

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Wednesday, September 27 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$5 Registration (includes GST & fees)

Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this fall and winter – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Come prepared to delve into Tom Perrotta’s novel, Mrs. Fletcher, a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong. This event marks the continuation of Wordfest’s monthly book club series, which began with the inaugural Summer Reads Threesome series, hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com.

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Thursday, September 28 @ 6:30pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
$5 Registration

Prove you’re the smartest person in the library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages. Ticket includes Dick Lit’s Trivia Night Membership.

Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the 5th Edition of Calgary’s most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. All trivia questions are loosely inspired by books penned by Marcello Di Cintio. But familiarity with his work is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

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Friday, September 29 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public library Second Floor
616 Macleod Tr SE
$20 Adults / $17 Seniors & Students + GST and Fees

The perfect night out for fans of the likes of Mindy Kaling and Roxane Gay! Join us in the Wordfest Engagement LAB for an evening with rising star Scaachi Koul whose irreverent cultural observations are as fierce as they are funny.

Scaachi Koul presents One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, her debut collection of essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, “a land of ice and casual racism.” Koul is a senior writer at BuzzFeed Canada. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Hairpin, The Globe and Mail and Jezebel.

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Thursday, October 5 @ 7pm
2nd Floor, Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street SW
$30 + GST and Fees

Join opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman in the Wordfest Engagement Lab for the launch of her new book, Something is Always on Fire. This event is hosted by Judith Duthie and includes an intimate on-stage conversation and book signing following the event.

Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. Among her many triumphs, she has won Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, sung to a telecast of over 3 billion viewers at the opening of the 2010 Olympic Games, and soloed in the great concert halls of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. But her success has been matched by personal hardship.In her honest and revealing new memoir, Brueggergosman shares her experiences with music, but also her ongoing struggle to balance her ambition for a life fully lived with the traditions and responsibilities she has committed herself to.

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Tuesday, November 21 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail SE
$20 + GST and Fees

Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with Alan Doyle who presents A Newfoundlander in Canada (Penguin Random House). Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, musician, actor, and Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.

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