Wordfest Youth supplies authors from across Canada and around the world to present fun, illuminating in- and out-of-school events that promote a love of reading and a deeper appreciation of the world of ideas and imagination.
Wordfest Youth connects Calgary students of all grade-levels with the world’s best YA and children’s authors. We’re a high-calibre, not-for-profit event planner of the wordiest kind who, for more than two decades, has given kids mind-bending opportunities to discover that life is brighter, funnier and juicier when creativity rules.
Pure magic! Wordfest brings authors from across Canada and around the world to Calgary’s stages and schools for captivating, interactive presentations.
Meeting an actual person who wrote an actual book (especially one that students have read and enjoyed) is a rare, captivating and transformative experience. The opportunity to ask an author why a bird might wake up grumpy or learn first-hand what inspires a writer to write fosters self-confidence, sparks conversations and seeds imaginative potential.
Wordfest now books authors into schools three times a year: Spring (April 16 to 23, 2018), during our Festival (October 8-14, 2018) and November (Nov. 19 to 23, 2018).
The cost for a school visit is $500 for a 1 hour presentation. Phone Rita Sirignano at 403-260-2706 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.