A Spirited Conversation

Wordfest Presents Guy Gavriel Kay: A Spirited Conversation

A Spirited Conversation

May 22 @ 7 PM - 9 PM 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW

Join us for an intimate and extraordinary conversation with one of Canada's most beloved writers. Internationally bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay will take you on a biographical journey, paying tribute to the exclusive whiskeys that have fuelled his creativity (curated by Calgary's whisky expert Curt Robinson of allthingswhisky.com).

Ticket price includes 4 half-ounce shots of exceptional spirits, each paired with an unforgettable story from Kay (hosted by Shelley Youngblut), and followed by a book signing. This event is 18+ only. Must bring valid photo ID.

"Kay is a genius. I’ve read him all my life and am always inspired by his work" - #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson

About Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is the international bestselling author of many novels including Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan, and one book of poetry. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in literature of the fantastic and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014, Kay was named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages. Kay's most recent novel is A Brightness Long Ago.

About A Brightness Long Ago

Set in the vivid world of early Renaissance Italy, A Brightness Long Ago offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though his family was not of high class. He took service at the court of a count and soon learned why the man was known as, The Beast.

Danio’s fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count’s chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Instead of a life of comfort, Adria had chosen one of danger and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.

A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel.