Tickets to Upcoming Events

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.

SOLD OUT – Apr. 23 @ 7:30pm: Wordfest presents Lilly Singh – $39.95 + GST

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Sunday, April 23 @ 7:30pm
Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University Conservatory
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
$39.95 + GST

Lilly Singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s Superwoman—which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky—she had to work for it. Hard. Join Wordfest and Penguin Random House for her much-anticipated Calgary appearance at the beautiful Bella Concert Hall. Ticket includes a pre-signed book by Lilly Singh ($32 value!). Hosted by Mike Morrison.

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May 2 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Mary Walsh – $20

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Tuesday, May 2 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail
$20 / $17 Seniors & Students

Canadian actress, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh tells the unforgettable story of a young woman coming of age in 1960s Newfoundland. This event includes an on-stage interview followed by a signing of her new book, Crying for the Moon. Hosted by comedian Cory Mack.

SOLD OUT – May 5 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Kelly Oxford – $39.95 + GST

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Friday, May 5 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$39.95 + GST

The author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford’s head. At Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library’s Engagement Lab, the author presents her latest work, When You Find Out the World is Against You. Each tickets includes a copy of the book. Hosted by Mike Morrison.

May 10 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Inside the Inferno – $15

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Wednesday, May 10 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$15 + GST

In the Engagement Lab at Memorial Park Library, firefighter Damian Asher and writer Omar Mouallem present an action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city. In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. Winds drove the flames towards the town, forcing the entire population to evacuate. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city. Read more…

May 18 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Barbara Gowdy – $20

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Thursday, May 18 @ 7pm
John Dutton Theatre
Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail
$20 / $17 Seniors & Students

Meet the author and explore the limits of the human mind. Barbara Gowdy’s latest fictional tour de force, Little Sister, is an impassioned tale of a woman’s determination to help a stranger, and to come to terms with a death for which she always felt responsible. Barbara Gowdy is an internationally acclaimed author of seven previous books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels. This Wordfest event is presented in partnership with the Calgary Public Library and includes an on-stage interview, reading and book signing. Read more…

May 24 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Omar El Akkad – $15 + GST

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Wednesday, May 24 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$15 + GST

At Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library’s Engagement Lab at Memorial Park Library, Omar El Akkad presents an audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle — a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

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