Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 16

Guy Gavriel Kay – $25

Join Wordfest, Calgary Public Library and Owl’s Nest Book and Gifts for an evening with the international bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, set in a world where history and fantasy collide. Guy Gavriel Kay presents his latest novel, Children of Earth and Sky, inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. This event features a reading and on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Fri, May 20

Chris Cleave – $25

Join Wordfest, Calgary Public Library and Owl’s Nest Book and Gifts for an evening with the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the reader and bookseller favourite, Little Bee. Chris Cleave presents his latest novel, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage that moves Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta. This event includes on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
Chris Cleave
Mojo Anderson
Sat, May 21

The Banff Centre and Wordfest present Michael Crummey – $25

Join The Banff Centre, Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for an evening with Michael Crummey, award-winning Canadian poet and author of short stories and novels. Crummey is the 2015 inaugural recipient of the Writers’ Trust Fellowship and is currently faculty in The Banff Centre’s Literary Arts Program. The event features readings from recent work and an on-stage interview with Mojo Anderson, followed by a book signing. Michael Crummey has published nine books of poetry and fiction. Galore won the Canadian Authors’ Association Fiction Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada & Caribbean Region), and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award...
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Michael Crummey
Mojo Anderson

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Young Adult Book Recommendations for 2016

From love potions that seem to work, to a school trip to Japan, here are some interesting Young Adult titles to be released between May and October 2016. Debut novels or sequels of best sellers, they all appeal to us.
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