School Bookings

Connect Your Students with Life-Changing Authors: April 16-20

We’ve finalized the programming for our April Youth Festival (April 16 to 20), and are thrilled to confirm that the following authors are available to book for in-school events!

Grades K to 6

Geneviève Després

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Matt James

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Jillian Tamaki

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How Do I Book an Author?

The cost for a school visit is $500 for a 1 hour presentation. Phone Rita Sirignano at 403-260-2706 or email us at youth@wordfest.com for more information.

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Grades 7 to 12

Kate Harris

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Jamil Jivani

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Grades 10 to 12

Marcello Di Cintio

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Emma Healey

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Jillian Tamaki

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How Do I Book an Author?

The cost for a school visit is $500 for a 1 hour presentation. Phone Rita Sirignano at 403-260-2706 or email us at youth@wordfest.com for more information.

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What is Wordfest Youth?

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.

Who Brings the Best Authors to YYC?

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.

What Happens?

Pure magic! Wordfest brings authors from across Canada and around the world to Calgary’s stages and schools for captivating, interactive presentations.

Why Does Meeting an Author Matter?

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.

When Can the Authors Come?

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).

How Do I Book an Author?

The cost for a school visit is $500 for a 1 hour presentation. Phone Rita Sirignano at 403-260-2706 or email us at youth@wordfest.com for more information.

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Questions?

Phone us at 403-237-9068 or email us at youth@wordfest.com for more information on in-school author visits this April. A representative from Wordfest will get in touch within two business days.

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