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For the best experience, we recommend purchasing an Imaginairium Pass at the early bird rate ($165) before the price jumps to $215 in September when the full schedule is announced and single tickets go on sale if any remain. Prices are exclusive of GST and fees.

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Festival Venues

Wordfest, Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Avenue S.E.

Central Library

Land Acknowledgement

With gratitude, mutual respect, and reciprocity, we acknowledge the ancestral home, culture, and oral teachings of the Treaty 7 signatories which includes the Siksika Nation, Piikani Nation, Kainai Nation, the Îethka Stoney Nakoda Nation, consisting of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Good Stoney Bands, and the people of the Tsuut’ina Nation. We also recognize the Métis people of Alberta Region 3 who call Treaty 7 their home.

Health & Safety

By accessing our shows, you are attesting that you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. You are also agreeing to comply with Wordfest’s COVID-19 safety precautions outlined below. Policies subject to change. Let’s do our best to keep each other healthy!

To provide a community-first return to live programming for patrons, authors, Wordfest staff, volunteers and the venue staff, we will be taking the following precautions.


Masks are encouraged while at the venue when not eating or drinking.

Bar Service at Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

Bar service will be available pre- and post-show to enjoy socially distanced in the lobby or while seated in the theatre.

London Book Service

We will also offer “London Book Service” as an alternative option to the post-event book signing. (Patrons can pre-purchase books through the bookseller in advance or at the door and authors will sign these copies prior to the event, allowing pre-purchased copies to be picked up before and after the show from a table separate from the book signing line.)

Accessibility & Inclusivity

Wordfest strives to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all. Please strive with us. Embracing and encouraging diversity is an essential part of our programming and our values.

All festival venues are accessible to those with limited mobility. Courtesy seating is available upon request. Please contact boxoffice@wordfest.con with any questions or concerns.

The Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall at Central Library, DJD Dance Centre, and Wordfest’s space at Memorial Park Library include gender neutral bathroom facilities.

Patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the box office to request an audio recording and transcript of the show. Please inquire ahead of time for a faster turnaround.

If your financial situation limits your ability to experience our festival, please contact us. We have a limited number of complimentary passes and tickets, thanks to the generosity of our individual donors.

Social Media

Please join our authors and become active members of the Wordfest community by sharing photos and posts online. Use the hashtag #wordfest. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Threads using @wordfest. Who knows which authors will want to connect right back with you?