Off-Festival Tickets

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September

Sep 25 @ 7 PM $25

DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave SE
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Inspired by President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing, author and musician Wab Kinew presents a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea, and former NASA astronaut John Herrington. READ MORE
Sep 26 @ 7 PM $5

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this fall – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Come prepared to delve into Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room, a New York Times Bestseller, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Kushner is also appearing in Wordfest 23rd annual festival from October 8 to 15, 2018. READ MORE

October

Oct 03 @ 7 PM $20

DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave SE
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Grab a pint, and get to know the author of the funniest novel you’ll read this year. Gary Shteyngart’s humour is perfect for our dysfunctional times. He writes about money, marriage and American culture with brutal honesty. This live event features an on-stage interview, audience Q&A, cash bar and book signing. READ MORE
Oct 18 @ 7 PM $15

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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Your chance to experience two dazzling, dizzying thrillers like never before. If you love great storytelling that keeps you guessing until the very end, don't miss this incredible evening of conversation and readings from bestselling authors Amy Stuart and Melanie Raube. READ MORE

November

Nov 07 @ 7 PM $20

New Central Library Theatre
802 3 St SE
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A fun-filled and inspiring night out for all ages, don't miss this riveting conversation with Canadian astronaut Dave Williams on the art of exploration, discovery and what makes life worth living. Dr. Dave has set records for spacewalking, has lived undersea for weeks at a time, saved lives as an emergency doctor, launched into the stratosphere twice, and performed surgery in zero gravity. This event includes an on stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Nov 08 @ 7 PM $15

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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Eden Robinson presents her latest novel, Trickster Drift, the second book in her captivating Trickster trilogy that began with the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Son of a Trickster. This event includes an on-stage interview with the author, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Nov 15 @ 7 PM $15

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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Actor, writer, director, comedian and Montreal Canadiens superfan Jay Baruchel is in Calgary for one night only to present his laugh-out-loud memoir, Born Into It. This event includes an on-stage interview, followed by a book signing. READ MORE

December

Dec 04 @ 7 PM $20

New Central Library Theatre
802 3 St SE
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Your chance to hear from the esteemed former Governor General and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious. Don't miss this timely conversation about restoring personal, community and national trust. This event includes an on-stage interview, audience Q&A, followed by a book signing. READ MORE

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