Wordfest Presents Carley Fortune

Wordfest Presents Carley Fortune

Wordfest Presents Carley Fortune

Jun 23 @ 4 PM - 5:15 PM MT $25
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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Carley Fortune is FINALLY going to be on stage in Calgary! The breakout bestselling author of Meet Me at The Lake is doing a 4PM afternoon extravaganza on Sunday, June 23 at Central Library. Your ticket includes an exclusive, in-depth conversation, hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, as well as an audience Q & A and book signing. A Wordfest photographer will be there to take selfies with Carley that you can download after the show.

Doors open at 3PM. Go have an indulgent late lunch in the East Village, then come to the theatre for libations from Dandy Brewing Company and the Slow Burn Books pop-up store. And there will be a special cool treat to go with this (very) hot book and writer, courtesy of our friends at Village Ice Cream. 

About This Summer Will Be Different

“A deep and shimmering story of friendship, sex, and – most of all – love. From page one, Lucy and Felix reached right in and grabbed my heart and they haven’t let go. Be prepared to cry, swoon, ache, and cheer. Stunning." -Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

Lucy is the tourist vacationing at a beach house on Prince Edward Island. Felix is the local who shows her a very good time. The only problem: Lucy doesn’t know he’s her best friend’s younger brother. Lucy and Felix’s chemistry is unreal, but the list of reasons why they need to stay away from each other is long, and they vow to never repeat that electric night again.

It’s easier said than done.

Each year, Lucy escapes to PEI for a big breath of coastal air, fresh oysters and crisp vinho verde with her best friend, Bridget. Every visit begins with a long walk on the beach, beneath soaring red cliffs and a golden sun. And every visit, Lucy promises herself she won’t wind up in Felix’s bed. Again.

If Lucy can’t help being drawn to Felix, at least she’s always kept her heart out of it.

When Bridget suddenly flees Toronto a week before her wedding, Lucy drops everything to follow her to the island. Her mission is to help Bridget through her crisis and resist the one man she’s never been able to. But Felix’s sparkling eyes and flirty quips have been replaced with something new, and Lucy’s beginning to wonder just how safe her heart truly is.

About Carley Fortune 

Carley Fortune is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake. She is an award-winning Canadian journalist who’s worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and MailChatelaine, and Toronto Life. Fortune lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons. Follow her on Instagram/Threads @carleyfortune.

About Host Shelley Youngblut

Shelley Youngblut is the CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest. She was the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in the Arts and the 2018 Rozsa Award for Arts Leadership. She also won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Magazine Awards. Youngblut was the founding editor of Calgary’s award-winning Swerve magazine and has created magazines for ESPN, Seventeen, CosmopolitanNickelodeonWestern Living, and The Globe and Mail. She was also a former pop-culture correspondent for ABC World News Now and Canada AM. Follow her on Facebook @ShelleyYoungblut and Instagram/Threads @youngblutshelley.

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