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We are grateful to Candlewick Press, Simon & Schuster Canada, and Penguin Random House Canada for helping us connect you with these galvanizing voices.

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As a special Calgary connection, junior-high students at St. Margaret School submitted questions that we’ll be asking the writers in the interview portion of the broadcast. While there won’t be a live audience Q&A for this show, please feel free to share feedback on tonight’s program by emailing us here.

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Get the Books:

White Feminism by Koa Beck
Owl’s Nest Books | Shelf Life Books | Calgary Public Library

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole
Owl’s Nest Books | Shelf Life Books | Calgary Public Library

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
Owl’s Nest Books | Shelf Life Books | Calgary Public Library

March

Wordfest presents Kazuo Ishiguro
Mar 09 @ 5 PM MT $42
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Wordfest is honoured to present Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and his new novel Klara and the Sun, his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The hour-long conversation will start at 5:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), the cohost of CTV’s The Social. (The pre-show will begin at 4:50 PM MT.) Your $42 ticket includes a copy of Klara and the Sun, as well as shipping. You will also receive our Digital Doggie Bag after the event, with links to the best of what was discussed during the event. If you are unable to watch live or want to watch again, the recorded event will be available on demand at Wordfest.com until midnight on Saturday, March 13. READ MORE
Wordfest presents André Picard
Mar 11 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents award-winning journalist André Picard and his timely new book Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Christina Frangou. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) This live-stream event, broadcast on Wordfest.com, is free, but if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder and easy instructions to help you get set up, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with links, goodies and references from the conversation. READ MORE
The Way We Bounce
Mar 18 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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For most of us, this past year has been difficult, if not life-changing. Which is why we think our March storytelling event, The Way We Bounce (as in bouncing back) is a must watch showcasing four authors whose new memoirs are proof of the resilience of the human spirit: Cathrin Bradbury, Kaleb Dahlgren, Jillian Horton, and Darrel J. McLeod. READ MORE
Wordfest presents Gary Barwin
Mar 25 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents award-winning Canadian author Gary Barwin and his new novel Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Bill Richardson. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) This live-stream event, broadcast on Wordfest.com, is free, but if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder and easy instructions to help you get set up, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with links, goodies and references from the conversation. READ MORE
Wordfest presents Mark Carney
Mar 30 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Imagine On Air is thrilled to present renowned economist and former bank governor Mark Carney and his ground-breaking new book on affecting positive change: Value(s): Building a Better World for All. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by political strategist Zain Velji. READ MORE

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