Have you ever wanted a second chance? A few extra seconds? A second helping? Gail Norton and Karen Ralph, authors of Calgary Eats (the sequel to the best-selling Calgary Cooks) are thrilled to present “Seven Seconds." Restaurant life inspires some great stories, and we rarely get to hear tales from the other side of the line. The theme of the evening is “Seconds" – and we have gathered seven of the contributing chefs from Calgary Eats together for this fun night of storytelling. Tickets include a themed cocktail from Eau Claire Distillery, and some small bites from the pages of the book. READ MORE
Do You Know the Difference Between a Vagina and a Vulva?
Finally, an all-encompassing repository of accurate information based on science for vagina owners and lovers. Dr. Jen Gunter shares her expert understanding of the sexual health needs (and questions) of contemporary girls and women. Including a chapter on trans vaginas, and another on cannabis and the vagina, this is the modern, unfiltered, anti-patriarchal guide to female health. READ MORE
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see Margaret Atwood live at Calgary's Bella Concert Hall, as she presents The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to 1985’s incendiary The Handmaid’s Tale. This event will include a reading and an on-stage interview. For the first time, we're offering pre-assigned seating—the best seats will go quickly, so don't wait to get your tickets. READ MORE
Calling all past, present, and future lawyers – this event is for you. Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin presents her memoir about her journey to becoming the first woman to take this esteemed position on the Supreme Court of Canada. This event includes an on-stage interview and Q&A, followed by a book signing. READ MORE
Gain entry to all regular events and make the most of your Imaginairium experience in Calgary from October 16 to 23, 2019. Pass holders have the option of reserving tickets in advance (subject to availability) or are admitted on a first come, first served basis at the door. This pass excludes food-related Imaginairium events and events occurring outside the fall festival program. Pass holders who purchase before the deadline will receive a hidden link where they may reserve a ticket for Louise Penny's appearance at the Imaginairium on October 23, 2019 (included in all passes). This $30 event goes on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on August 26, so registering in advance for this event is strongly recommended. READ MORE
We're thrilled to be presenting one of Wordfest's most beloved authors and raconteurs to celebrate the 20th book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Expertly and gently crafted by Alexander McCall Smith, To the Land of Long Lost Friends reminds us of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover. This event includes an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Attention hockey fans! Ken Dryden, the former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, has teamed up with the greatest hockey coach of all time, Scotty Bowman, to bring you Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other. This event includes an on-stage interview with Ken Dryden followed by a Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Join Lisa Taddeo as she presents her immensely popular book, Three Women. The book is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone. This event includes an on-stage interview and Q&A, followed by a book signing. READ MORE
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