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Another chapter begins for WordFest 2017


The annual festival that “connects Calgarians with life-changing ideas” will return Oct. 9-15 for its 22nd year. (Photo by David Kotsibie)

What do you get when you bring dozens of renowned authors from around the globe, and the fans who worship their work, together for six days of idea sharing and bookish events across the city? Those in the know might call it madness… others call it Wordfest. (more…)


Catch author Martin Amis at WordFest. Photo: Isabel Fonseca.

Calgary is getting downright literary as WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival hosts a swarm of international writers this week. Running until October 14, featured writers will take part in readings, performances, panel discussions and interviews at various venues in Calgary and Banff.

Among the festival’s guest writers are: Ivan E. Coyote, storyteller, performer and author of Missed Her; Martin Amis, UK literary giant and author of Lionel Asbo: State of England; Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio One’s Q and author of musical memoir 1982; Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Canada; and many more.

Purchase tickets at WordFest Box Office, EPCOR Centre Box Office or The Banff Centre Box Office (Banff events only).