Year Round Schedule

April

Wordfest presents Patrick Radden Keefe
Apr 27 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents award-winning New Yorker journalist Patrick Radden Keefe and his highly-anticipated exposé of the Sackler family dynasty's devastating connection to the opioid crisis: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Worldfest’s CEO and Creative Ringleader.  (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) This livestream broadcast is free and if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder on the day of the show, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with extras and links sparked by the conversation. READ MORE
Wordfest presents Eric Ripert
Apr 28 @ 7 PM MT $34 - $52
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We think even hardcore carnivores will be eating more veggies after Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents Michelin-starred chef and famed NYC restaurateur Eric Ripert, in celebration of his new cookbook Vegetable Simple. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Calgary's exuberant food writer Julie Van Rosendaal. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) READ MORE
Wordfest presents Alexandra Morton & Kevin Van Tighem
Apr 29 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air is thrilled to present veteran conservationists Alexandra Morton and Kevin Van Tighem with their inspiring new books on environmental stewardship and activism. READ MORE

May

Imagine On Air presents Dawnie Walton
May 04 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents Dawnie Walton, author of one of this spring’s most highly anticipated novels, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest's CEO and Creative Ringleader. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) The live stream, broadcast on Wordfest.com is free, but if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder along with easy instructions to help you get set up, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with links, goodies and references from the conversation. READ MORE
The Way We Mom
May 06 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Our May storytelling event, The Way We Mom, features four writers and their unique stories about mothering: Angie Abdou, Perdita Felicien, Harriet Alida Lye, and Keiler Roberts. Each writer will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme as well as answer questions from the host, Pam Rocker. The hour-long Imagine On Air event starts at 7:00 p.m. MT (The pre-show starts at 6:50 p.m. MT.) The broadcast on Wordfest.com is free, but if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder along with easy instructions to help you get set up, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with bonus videos from the authors. READ MORE
Imagine On Air presents Jeff VanderMeer
May 11 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Imagine On Air is thrilled to present Jeff VanderMeer and his new novel Hummingbird Salamander. This special one-hour conversation on Wordfest.com will be hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. It's free and, if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder on the afternoon of the show, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with bonus extras sparked by the conversation. READ MORE
Imagine On Air presents Dr. David Goldbloom
May 13 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Wordfest’s Imagine On Air is honoured to present leading psychiatrist and mental health care advocate Dr. David Goldbloom and his timely new book We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) READ MORE

June

Imagine On Air presents Thomas King
Jun 01 @ 7 PM MT $32 - $52
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Wordfest is honoured to present a very special Imagine On Air event with Thomas King upon the publication of his new novel Sufferance. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Iris Tupholme, Executive Publisher at HarperCollins and King’s longtime editor. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) READ MORE
Imagine On Air presents Dr. Jen Gunter
Jun 10 @ 7 PM MT FREE
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Imagine On Air is thrilled to be presenting fierce feminist icon, the world-renowned OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter and her new book The Menopause Manifesto. The hour-long conversation starts at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by journalist (and equally fierce icon) E. Jean Carroll. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) The live-stream broadcast on Wordfest.com is free, and if you RSVP, we'll send you our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the show with links and extras sparked by this explosive pairing. READ MORE

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