May

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Imagine On Air’s Big Generous Brain presents groundbreaking magazine editor and journalist Danyel Smith and her new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women In Pop. This special one-hour conversation on wordfest.com will be hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM MT.) 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 recap with a watch-on-demand link and bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

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Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 St. SW, 2nd floor, Calgary AB

Wordfest is thrilled to present Shyam Selvadurai, the bestselling, award-winning author of Funny Boy, and his new novel Mansions of the Moon, a breathtaking reimagining of ancient India through the extraordinary life of Yasodhara, the woman who married the Buddha.

The hour-long conversation, hosted by Zain Velji, starts at 7:00 p.m. MT and will be followed by a book signing. The next day you’ll also receive our Digital Doggie Bag, a handcrafted event recap with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

 

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Central Library, 800 3 St. SE, Calgary AB

Wordfest is thrilled to present writer, podcast host, and pop-culture pundit Elamin Abdelmahmoud and his eagerly awaited first book, Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces.

The 75-minute live conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Scotiabank Giller Prize winning novelist and journalist Omar El Akkad. It will be followed by a book signing. You'll also receive our Digital Doggie Bag, a post-show recap with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

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Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary

Wordfest is thrilled to present Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor Sarah Polley and her powerful new book of essays, Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations With a Body of Memory.

The hour-long conversation starts at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader. There will be a signing line, as well as our pandemic-friendly London Book Service, in which attendees can pre-order books for signing in advance. As always, you’ll also receive our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

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June

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Imagine On Air’s Big Generous Brain presents beloved novelist and Wordfest fan favourite Guy Gavriel Kay and his new book All the Seas of the World. This special one-hour conversation on wordfest.com will be hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM MT.)  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.

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Wordfest’s spring storytelling event The Way We Stay Rooted presents three writers whose books take us to the heart of the forest: Lyndsie Bourgon, Cal Flynn, and David George Haskell. Each will perform an open-mic style monologue followed by a Q & A  with series 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 live-stream event 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 with a watch-on-demand link and bonus extras sparked by the conversations.

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Imagine on Air presents Jody Rosen and his new book, Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle. The hour-long conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by writer and fellow bike enthusiast Tom Babin. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) The live stream event 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 recap with a watch-on-demand link and  bonus extras sparked by the conversation.

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Thank You to the Following Public and Private Organizations!

  • AFA
  • CADA
  • Calgary Foundation Logo
  • CPL
  • CANADA
  • canadian-heritage
  • Rozsa-Foundation
  • canada-council
Calgary Foundation Logo
CANADA
canada-council
canadian-heritage
CADA
CPL
AFA
Rozsa-Foundation