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Wordfest Online Happy Hour with Kurt Andersen
Aug 20 @ 5:30 PM FREE
Join us for Wordfest's Happy Hour event with best-selling author Kurt Andersen, who we were lucky to present at our 2018 Imaginairium Festival. Pour yourself your favourite libation and watch on at 5:30 PM (MT) for this timely conversation about money and politics in the U.S., hosted by CEO & Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. READ MORE
Wordfest presents Zsuzsi Gartner
Sep 24 @ 7 PM FREE
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You won’t want to miss acclaimed short-story writer and editor Zsuzsi Gartner as she returns to Wordfest with her highly anticipated first novel, The Beguiling. Part conversation, part reading, and part audience confessionals, this event will be unlike anything you've experienced online, in keeping with Gartner's off-kilter, generous brilliance. READ MORE


25@25 Passes
Sep 08 @ 7 PM $99 - $125
Wordfest is turning 25 this year and we were planning an ambitious live festival in September to celebrate our anniversary, featuring 25 authors in 25 events. But everything is different now. So we’ve decided to try something different. Something that could ONLY happen online. Online access to 25@25 is on sale now, with two ticket packages available. READ MORE
Wordfest presents Thomas Homer-Dixon
Sep 10 @ 7 PM FREE
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Join us for timely online conversation with bestselling author and public intellectual Thomas Homer-Dixon, whose new book, Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink. READ MORE


Wordfest presents David A. Robertson
Oct 01 @ 7 PM FREE
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We are thrilled to present Governor General’s Literary Award winner and Wordfest favourite David A. Robertson, who has just released not one, but two new books: the highly anticipated memoir Black Water and The Barren Grounds, book one of his newest YA series, the Misewa Saga. READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Jodi Picoult
Book with Ticket - Coming Soon

Oct 08 @ 6 PM 
Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Jodi Picoult to celebrate the Canadian launch of her newest novel The Book of Two Ways. The live-stream conversation starts at 6 p.m. MT on and includes a signed copy of the hardcover book with your ticket. (The pre-show reel will begin at 5:50 PM MT.) READ MORE

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