Host: Jeet Heer

jeetWordfest welcomes Jeet Heer as one of the Festival’s guest hosts in Calgary from October 14 to 19. Event hosts introduce the artists, facilitate any audience Q&A sessions, panel discussions and on-stage interviews—depending on the format.

Jeet Heer is a Toronto based journalist who focuses on arts and culture. His articles have appeared in The National Post,, the Boston Globe, The Walrus, the Literary Review of Canada, This Magazine, Books in Canada and Toro. He is also finishing a doctoral thesis at York University on the cultural politics of Little Orphan Annie.

Jeet Heer is co-editor, with Kent Worcester, of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2004). With Chris Ware and Chris Oliveros, he is editing a series of volumes reprinting Frank King’s Gasoline Alley, two volumes of which have been published.

Jeet Heer hosts the events listed below. Visit the links for more information and to buy tickets.

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