Help Spread the Wordy Goodness

We want to continue to be proud of our hard-earned successes and our bold failures, and to embrace our unique opportunity through our live events to make people feel less alone in an increasingly impersonal, wired world. We’re the live exclamation point between the book being written and the book being read – and I can’t think of a more meaningful mission than the spreading of Wordy Goodness.

Support from individuals like you is crucial now more than ever. If you’d like to help us continue bringing the world’s best writers to Calgary, please consider making a donation this season.

Thanks to Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink, your gift to Wordfest can make an even greater mark this year. Wordfest receives 100% of all designated donations and up to 50% in extra funding through this matching gift program.

How do I make an online donation through Birdies for Kids?

Donate online through Birdies for Kids and Wordfest will receive up to 50% extra funding through this matching gift program.

Donate Online

How do I set up a monthly donation?

To donate monthly or to make a one-time contribution online to Wordfest, please visit our fundraising page on

Donate Online on CanadaHelps

How do I donate by cheque?

All cheques must be made out to Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation, and mailed or delivered in person to the Wordfest office. Tax Receipts will be issued by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

Memorial Park Library
2nd Floor, 1221 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0W5

Please Contact Us for Assistance

Who do I contact for more information?

Everett Wilson
Director of Development & Audience Engagement
403-237-9072 |