Promotional image for Wordfest Presents David Johnston

David Johnston

Your chance to hear from the esteemed former Governor General and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious, join Wordfest for an on-stage interview and audience Q&A with David Johnston.

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We’ve Read This

Have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers and join Wordfest for its monthly book club. This November, read Motherhood: A Novel and take part in the conversation.

A promotional image for Wordfest presents Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel

Hosted by Doug Dirks and Wordfest, actor, writer, director, comedian, and Montreal Canadiens superfan Jay Baruchel is in Calgary for one night only to present his laugh-out-loud memoir, Born Into It: A Fan’s Life.

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Eden Robinson

Join Wordfest as Eden Robinson presents her latest novel, Trickster Drift, the second book in her captivating Trickster trilogy that began with the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Son of a Trickster.

A promotional graphic for Wordfest presents Dave Williams

Dave Williams

Don’t miss this riveting conversation with Canadian astronaut Dave Williams. Hosted by Paul Karchut and Wordfest, the evening includes an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

A promotional image for Wordfest presents Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Canada’s most subversively hilarious sketch comedy troupe finally gets its own authorized biography, Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy, written by critically acclaimed biographer and comedy aficionado Paul Myers.

A poster for Wordfest presents Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner might have had to cancel her Wordfest Imaginarium appearances, but she’s coming back from London for one night only to talk about her Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel, The Mars Room.

A poster for Naked Girls Reading Presents: Banned Books

Banned Books

Naked Girls Reading Calgary celebrates its second anniversary. Hear participants read from a selection of books that have been banned at some point in time, for any reason and from anywhere in the world.

Poster for Gary Shteyngart at Wordfest

Gary Shteyngart

An evening with one of today’s most astute satirical voices coming out of the United States, Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story.