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.

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June 22 @ 6:30pm: Dick Lit’s Trivia Night #3 – $5

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Thursday, June 22 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$5 General Admission (includes Dick Lit’s Membership)

How much do you know about Luke Skywalker, Aristotle’s musings and the 1st, 2nd, and 3d bases? 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 3rd Edition of Calgary’s most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick and featuring author Mark Kingwell. All trivia questions are loosely inspired by Kingwell’s latest work, Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters. Please note that familiarity with the book is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

June 28 @ 7pm: Summer Reads Threesome: Vol. 1 – $5

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Wednesday, June 28 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$5 General Admission

This summer, join Calgary’s hottest book club ever! Over the course of the season, experience three evenings of mind-blowing conversations, each built around a book hand-picked by blogger and book-reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com. The perfect threesome for book lovers, each event offers 100% pure fun, plus tasty treats by local bakers – free with admission! For Volume 1 of the Summer Reads Threesome, come prepared to delve into Zoey Leigh Peterson’s first novel, Next Year, For Sure, a bold exploration of relationships pushed to the edge.

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Friday, July 14 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$30 + GST and Fees

Don’t miss this rare conversation with the chef/owner of New York City’s renowned restaurant, Prune. A James Beard Foundation winner, she is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Cook. Presented in partnership with The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity where Hamilton is guest faculty in the Literary Journalism program. Hosted by Shelley Youngblut. Includes special treats prepared by Chef Colin Metcalfe of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery.

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Friday, September 29 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$20 Adults / $17 Seniors & Students + GST and Fees

The perfect night out for fans of the likes of Mindy Paling and Roxane Gay — join us in the Wordfest 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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