Wordfest™ beams out from Calgary, Canada in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Treaty 7 territory. We are an entrepreneurial arts non-profit founded in 1996 as one of Canada’s leading literary festivals. Our small team’s mission (which is to connect the world’s best audiences with the world’s best authors) has evolved to include producing lively, accessible shows year-round, in addition to the fall Imaginairium Festival (coming Oct. 16-20, 2024). Our unique (and free) Wordfest Youth program focuses on Grades 5 to 12 to fuel teen literacy, providing interactive experiences and class sets of books to thousands of students every year. We also produce Imagine On Air Audio, as well as online programming.
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Wordfest is honoured to present global human rights activist General Roméo Dallaire and his new book, The Peace: A Warrior’s Journey. The conversation, hosted by Shelley Youngblut, starts at 1PM MT and includes a book signing, fueled by Owl’s Nest Books. We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible to connect you with General Dallaire.READ MORE