Coming Soon in 2023!

50+ Stars • 50+ Delicious Books • 40 Life-Changing Experiences • 5 Unforgettable Days

Canada’s Liveliest Literary Festival is back! The world’s most arresting authors are coming to the 28th Annual Imaginairium Festival by Wordfest, October 11-15, 2023. The festival showcases writers from every genre and bestseller list, including:

  • International newsmakers like Mary Trump (The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal and Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man) and Susan Casey (The Wave, The Underworld)
  • Superstar authors Ashley Audrain, Patrick deWitt, Mona Awad, Linwood Barclay, Michelle Good, and Cherie Dimaline
  • Canadian icons with hotly anticipated fall releases Brent Butt, Emma Donoghue, Claudia Dey, Katherena Vermette, and Michael Crummey
  • International bestsellers such as France’s Anne Berest, England’s Louise Candlish, and Ireland’s Liz Nugent
  • Big names with Calgary connections: Ali Bryan, Will Ferguson, Jillian Tamaki, and 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted Nominee Deborah Willis
  • Tasty surprises that everyone will be talking about: Amanda Peters, New York City legends Dave Hill and Alexandra Auder, and Polaris Prize-winning Montreal musician Patrick Watson, who will close the festival as part of The O’Neill Reads Talk Show

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