Shelley Youngblut

Shelley Youngblut

Shelley Youngblut connects smart, funny people with life-changing ideas as the CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest. In partnership with the Calgary Public Library, she is transforming Alberta’s oldest library into a vibrant arts and culture hub.

Shelley created her first magazine, VOX, while studying English at the University of Calgary, and her 20-year-career culminated in a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from the Western Magazine Awards. She was the founding editor of the award-winning Swerve magazine and has created magazines for ESPN, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon and The Globe & Mail. She is also the author of three sports books, published by Hyperion in New York.

A former pop culture correspondent for ABC World News Now and Canada AM, she is unconventionally opinionated on CBC Calgary’s Eyeopener and also part of a weekly urban advice column. The mother of identical twins and a perfect dog, she wishes she could sing, win more at Texas Hold ’Em and bring Patti Smith to Calgary.

All events hosted by Shelley Youngblut

7 PM
Wordfest presents Susan Orlean
Nov 21 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM 
New Central Library Theatre
800 3 Street SE
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7 PM
TV Binge-Watchers Club: Stranger Things
Feb 12 @ 7 PM - 8 PM $10
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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7 PM
TV Binge-Watchers Club: The Handmaid's Tale
Mar 12 @ 7 PM - 8 PM $10
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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