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Susan Casey Event Recap

Susan Casey is the former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine and the author of New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks. At her exclusive Calgary Wordfest event on July 6, 2016, Susan Casey presented her new book, Voices in the Ocean, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Michael Crummey and Chris Cleave Storify

May 20, 2016: The Banff Centre, Calgary Public Library and Wordfest hosted an evening with Chris Cleave, acclaimed author of Little Bee, and Michael Crummey, award-winning Canadian poet and author of short stories and novels.

Guy Gavriel Kay Storify

May 16, 2016: Wordfest hosted an evening with the international bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven, River of Stars, and now his latest Children of Earth and Sky set in a world where history and fantasy collide.

Sam Maggs Storify Recap

April 27, 2016, Calgary, Sam Maggs presented her bestselling debut book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.

Micah White Storify Recap

Wordfest presented Adbusters guru and protest innovator Micah White in conversation with Blake Brooker about his new book, The End of Protest, April 15, 2016, at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons.

Yann Martel Recap

In partnership with the Calgary Public Library and Owl's Nest Books, Wordfest presented bestselling author Yann Martel who appeared in conversation with Harry Vandervlist about his new novel, The High Mountains of Portugal.