Upcoming Events

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Wed, July 6
Wed, Sep. 14

Wordfest and Beakerhead present Dr. Julia Shaw

$20 regular / $17 student & seniors In her new book, The Memory Illusion, Dr. Julia Shaw demonstrates the absolute centrality of memory to our existence, and explores an astonishing variety of ways in which it can go awry — from the familiar example of forgetting names on occasion to the extreme case of developing false memories altogether. Memories are our most cherished possessions. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered...
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Julia Shaw
Fri, Oct. 28

Wordfest presents Mike Myers

Comedy superstar Mike Myers launches Canada, a hilarious and heartfelt new book that is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. Myers has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work – which includes Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek – but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland in this beautifully designed book, which features photographs and Canadiana from his personal collection. This event features an on-stage interview with Mike Myers, an audience Q&A and a pre-signed book ($39.95 value) included with each ticket. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and...
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Mike Myers

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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.
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