Lilly Singh on the Bella Concert Hall stage
Lilly Singh at the Bella Concert Hall | Photo: David Kotsibie


Wordfest connects Calgarians with life-changing experiences to foster an engaged, connected, and dynamic community. Wordfest events transform what is commonly a solitary experience for writers and readers into shared, memorable arts encounters.

We want to continue to embrace this unique opportunity through our live events to make people feel less alone in an increasingly impersonal, wired world. We’re the live exclamation point between the book being written and the book being read—and we can’t think of a more meaningful mission than the spreading of Wordy Goodness.

Our vision is to provide audiences of all ages and backgrounds with year-round opportunities to experience live interactions with the world’s most compelling authors, and through these experiences provide the catalysts for Calgarians to be part of vital conversations about art, culture, identity, diversity, and community.

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