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Short Story Festival

Mark your calendars for Humainologie’s inaugural Short Story Festival, taking place in December! The Short Story Festival celebrates the short story, a literary form shaped by oral storytelling traditions throughout time and from communities all over the world. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: via Zoom Link$5 - $20
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The Way We Speak

Wordfest’s trademark storytelling series continues with The Way We Speak, featuring four of the contributors to the new essay collection Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language. Each writer will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme of how we communicate.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Dinner with Dickens

An evening of delicious three-course dining combined with a three-part theatrical performance of Charles Dickens’s Holly Tree Inn stories, three of Dickens’s lesser-known but still wonderful Christmas stories. The dinner from A Certain Flair Catering and performance in partnership with Sage Theatre will delight and surprise you!

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Location: Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW)Prices Vary
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Rick Mercer

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents Canadian comic genius Rick Mercer in celebration of his new, guaranteed bestseller: Talking to Canadians. The one-hour conversation is hosted by Mercer’s BFF and frequent comedy foil, Jann Arden. Be sure to grab your ticket!

Showtime: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Stream Online$36
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The Way We GG

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air is honoured to present their annual celebration of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The 2021 edition of The Way We GG showcases Francesca Ekwuyasi, Tessa McWatt, and Guy Vanderhaeghe, all past recipients or nominees of Canada’s prestigious literary medal.

Showtime: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Terry O’Reilly

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air is thrilled to present beloved CBC radio host Terry O’Reilly and his new book, My Best Mistake: Epic Fails and Silver Linings. This special one-hour conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. Check out this free online event!

Showtime: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Bruce Dickinson

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend an up-close and personal evening with one of the world’s most captivating icons in an intimate environment, as Bruce Dickinson brings his spoken word tour across Canada. You’re guaranteed a highly entertaining and enjoyable night!


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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