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Omar El Akkad

A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle, join Wordfest for an evening with Omar El Akkad and his debut novel, American War.

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Poster for Dick Lit’s Trivia Night #2

Dick Lit’s Trivia Night

How much do you know about the Isle of Mull, fornicating rabbits, and the Maytag Repairman? Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest as Calgary’s most guilt-free trivia competition returns.

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Barbara Gowdy

Explore the limits of the human mind with internationally acclaimed author Barbara Gowdy’s latest fictional tour de force. Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for this on-stage interview.

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Mary Walsh

Canadian actress, comedian, and social activist Mary Walsh celebrates her debut novel, Crying for the Moon. Join Wordfest for this on-stage interview hosted by comedian Cory Mack followed by a signing.

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Poster for Dick Lit's Trivia Night

Dick Lit’s Trivia Night

How much do you know about impossible love, Italy, murder, and Anne Hathaway? Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the launch of Calgary’s most guilt-free trivia competition.

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Poster for Wordfest Presents Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly

Happily married, great career, mother of two—what more could a woman possibly want? Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with award-winning author Karen Connelly.

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George Saunders

A much-anticipated Calgary appearance, join Wordfest for this afternoon with New York Times bestselling-author George Saunders and his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

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Cecilia Ekbäck

Taking place a hundred years after the shocking events of Wolf Winter, The Midnight Sun is set under the searing light of a sun that never quite sets. Join Wordfest for this spine-chilling evening.

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