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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July 25 @ 7pm: Summer Reads Threesome: Vol. 2 – $5

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Wednesday, July 25 @ 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 2 of the Summer Reads Threesome, come prepared to delve into Nicole Lundrigan’s novel, The Substitute, a finely crafted page-turner and a chilling look into the mind of a psychopath.

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Thursday, Aug 17 @ 6:30pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$5 General Admission

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 KemickPlease note that familiarity with the book is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

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August 23 @ 7pm: Summer Reads Threesome: Vol. 3 – $5

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Wednesday, August 23 @ 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 3 of the Summer Reads Threesome, come prepared to delve into Kate Hilton’s novel, Just Like Family, a witty and insightful exploration of the juggling demands of three husbands — a work husband, an almost husband and an ex-husband — and figuring out the true meaning of family.

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Thursday, September 14 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$15 + GST and Fees

In a follow-up to their award-winning book Bitter Medicine, brothers Clem and Olivier Martini continue the story of their family’s journey through mental illness, dementia, caregiving, and the health-care system. Join us in the Wordfest Engagement Lab for a presentation of The Unravelling, a poignant graphic narrative from visual artist Olivier Martini accompanied by text from his brother, award-winning playwright and novelist Clem Martini.

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Wednesday, September 20 @ 7pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
$15 + GST and Fees

Join us in the Wordfest Engagement Lab for an evening with Kate Hilton, bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle. Hilton presents her latest novel, Just Like Family, a witty and insightful exploration of juggling the demands of three husbands — a work husband, an almost husband and an ex-husband — and figuring out the true meaning of family.

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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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