Ones to Watch

Andrea Dorfman
Benjamin Hertwig
Maria Mutch
Liz Nugent
Paula Saunders
Hana Shafi
Sarah Weinman
Najwa Zebian


Festival Locations

We're transforming Calgary and the Beltline district along 12th Avenue into a week-long author fan frenzy, October 8-15.

Hotel Arts

Bella Concert Hall

Memorial Park Library

DJD Dance Centre

Buy your festival pass

$195 Regular (until October 3)
$225 Late Registration (October 4-12)

We’re bursting with excitement about the lineup for the 2018 Festival. Don’t miss out on the unbeatable Literary Death Match, the infamous Adult Spelling Bee, the Scotiabank Giller Prize “Between the Pages” evening hosted by Shelagh Rogers at the gorgeous Bella Concert Hall, and dozens more events! The 2018 Festival Pass is the best way to experience YYC’s most guilt-free fan frenzy. Gain entry to all regular Wordfest shows from October 8 to 15, 2018 (excluding special events), and make the most of your Festival week in Calgary.