Workshops

Oct 13 @ 9:30 AM $20

Memorial Park Library, Basement Meeting Room
1221 2 St SW
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Poetry is like film; both are all about the image. So what can we learn from filmmaking to help us with our poems? This workshop is for newbies or oldies or in-betweeners. You will look at how objects make meaning and re-make it. You’ll turn familiar things strange and strange things familiar. You’ll use image systems as transformers; metaphors as coded making. You’ll break normalcy into tiny little pieces and feed them to the birds. (See? Images are code-makers!) READ MORE
Oct 13 @ 1 PM $20

Memorial Park Library, Basement Meeting Room
1221 2 St SW
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Whether you’re at the basic premise stage or have a complete first draft, this workshop is for you. How does a story move? Is a detailed outline really necessary? How much do you need to know before you sit down and write? This one-hour workshop with Giller nominee Elisabeth de Mariaffi covers plot, pacing, and story propulsion. Avoid the dreaded mid-novel slump! Bring a pen, paper, and questions. Sponsored by the University of Calgary Continuing Education Creative Writing Certificate. READ MORE
Oct 14 @ 10 AM $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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You’ve written your book, now what? Here’s a priceless opportunity to hear firsthand from four of Canada’s top publicists about how to catapult your baby to the top in an always-changing marketplace, including what’s expected of an author on social media and on tour. Our Toronto-based experts make marketing magic happen at indie-phenom Biblioasis, Penguin Random House Canada (adult and youth divisions), and HarperCollins Canada. READ MORE

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Buy Passes for October 8-15, 2018

Oct 08 @ 8 AM $195 - $225

Wordfest
1221 2 St SW
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Gain entry to all regular events and make the most of your Festival experience in Calgary from October 8 to 15, 2018. Pass holders have the option of reserving tickets in advance (subject to availability) or are admitted on a first come, first served basis at the door. This pass excludes special events, and programming held outside the festival’s official dates. READ MORE