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
Last week, Ian Williams passed the daisy to Esi Edugyan, who requested she be paired with a writer she knows very, very well – her husband, Steven Price. As a passholder you will be automatically registered for this event, with access to the live stream on Wordfest.com, as well as the option of watching it on demand whenever works for you. Look for our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with all the links, goodies and references from the conversation. READ MORE
In honour of Wordfest's 25th anniversary, the 2020 edition of our GG Books Celebration will be a live-streamed storytelling event featuring 7 Wordfest alumni who are also past Governor General's Literary Awards nominees and winners. Each writer will perform a 5-7 minute open-mic style monologue about a personal memory or backstory from the year they were nominated, as well as reflect on the impact the nomination had on their writing. This event is hosted by Wordfest's CEO and Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. If you've been a fan of Wordfest's The Way We Wear and Cabinet of Curiosities series of storytelling events, you won't want to miss The Way We GG! READ MORE
Last but certainly not least. Please join us for the grand finale of our 25@25 extravaganza, featuring two of our favourite Wordfest alumni: Lee Maracle and Kim Thúy. The 60-minute conversation, hosted by Wordfest’s CEO and Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, will start at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM MT.) READ MORE
It's going to be SUCH a party! Join us to celebrate the launch of Alan Doyle's All Together Now, our final Imagine On Air event of 2020. The hour-long conversation starts at 7 PM MT and will be hosted by social-media maverick (and fellow East Coaster) Mike Morrison. This livestream book and ticket event is $36.00 and includes a signed copy of All Together Now (managed by our bookselling partner Indigo) and shipping. Your ticket package also includes easy instructions to help you get set up to watch virtually, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with all the links, goodies and references from the conversation. Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for making this experience with Alan Doyle possible. READ MORE
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