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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Friday, November 3 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail SE
$20 + GST and Fees

A gripping, mother’s-eye view of Amanda Lindhout’s kidnapping ordeal…For any parent who has ever worried about, advocated for, and deeply loved a child, Lorinda Stewart’s honest, lion-hearted account will leave you both stunned and uplifted. —Sara Corbett, coauthor of A House in the Sky

Join Wordfest for an evening with Amanda Lindhout and her mother, Lorinda Stewart, in conversation with CTV Calgary’s Jocelyn Laidlaw. Lorinda Stewart presents her first book, One Day Closer, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Books by both authors will be available at the event from Chapters Indigo. Read more…

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Friday, November 10 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW, Calgary
$20 + GST and Fees

Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. Nate Blakeslee presents the enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone world, and the people who loved or feared her. Read more…

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Monday, November 13 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail SE
$20 + GST and Fees

Bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden presents the story of NHLer Steve Montador (who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015), the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. An audience Q&A and book signing follows the event. Read more…

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Sunday, November 19 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail SE
$20 + GST and Fees

Discover a stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly presents a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. An audience Q&A and book signing follows the event. Hosted by David Gray of the No. 1 rated CBC Eyeopener. Read more…

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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. Read more…

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