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The Calgary Public Library has something for everyone to explore! From virtual storytimes and fun activities, to online courses and unlimited free streaming and reading, hit up this treasure trove of free online resources that you can access anytime from home. And with new content added regularly, be sure to check it out.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Wordfest 25@25

This year’s festival has been re-imagined into a virtual extravaganza featuring 13 never-before-done conversations between 25 of Canada’s most famous and compelling authors between September and December. Featuring Canadian literary superstars Thomas King, Lawrence Hill, Eden Robinson, and many more.

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Location: Stream OnlinePrices Vary
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David A. Robertson

Wordfest presents Governor General’s Literary Award winner David A. Robertson, who has just released not one, but two new books—the highly anticipated memoir Black Water and The Barren Grounds, book one of his newest YA series, the Misewa Saga. Hosted by noted youth author Alice Kuipers.

Showtime: 7:00pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening of readings, literary discussion, and more to welcome incoming Canadian Writer-in-Residence Meg Braem and say farewell to outgoing Writer-in-Residence Sharanpal Ruprai. Registration is required for this free evening so be sure to signup early.

Showtime: 5:30pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
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The People’s Poetry Festival

A celebration of poetry and art, this festival offers the opportunity to take in workshops, open mics, and jam-packed, socially-distanced poetry readings throughout this lineup! Explore the festival’s Facebook page to learn more and to register for an event.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary


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

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