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Aug 22 @ 7pm: We’ve Read This Book Club — $5 Registration

Come prepared to delve into Sarah Winman’s Tin Man, a heartbreaking novel that celebrates love in all its forms and the little moments that make up the life of an autoworker in a small working-class town. Read more…

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Aug 23 @ 6:30pm: Dick Lit’s Trivia Night # 14 — $5 Registration

Prove you’re the smartest person in the library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages. Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the 14th Edition of Calgary’s most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. Trivia questions are loosely inspired by the month’s featured author. But familiarity with the writer’s work is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning. Read more…

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Sept 20 @ 7pm: Lorna Crozier — $15 + GST & Fees

Discover new poetry that is at once profound, original and lively, and yet so much fun! Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author of Inventing the Hawk returns with God of Shadows. Read more…

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Sept 25 @ 7pm: Wab Kinew — $25 + GST & Fees

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…

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Oct 3 @ 7pm: Gary Shteyngart — $20 + GST & Fees

Don’t miss this evening with one of today’s most astute satirical voices coming out of the United States. The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. Hosted by Richard Kemick, this event features an on-stage interview and audience Q&A, followed by a book signing. Read more…

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Nov 8 @ 7pm: Eden Robinson — $15 + GST & Fees

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…

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