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.
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.
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.
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.
Wordfest had the honour of hosting Kirstine Stewart for a noontime conversation in Calgary on Oct. 30, 2015. In her new book, Kirstine Stewart draws on her extensive leadership experience with Twitter, the CBC and Alliance Atlantis to take the conversation about women and work to a whole new level.
A former child soldier, Michel Chikwanine has already endured and overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. His debut children’s graphic novel, Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War, is the sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit.
Wab Kinew was named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know.” He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg and a correspondent with Al-jazeera America. After successfully defending Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda on CBC’s Canada Reads literary competition, he was named the 2015 host. In 2012, he also hosted the acclaimed CBC-TV documentary series 8th Fire. His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. He appeared at Wordfest 2015 thanks to generous support from the Calgary Foundation.
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