Early Bird Passes for Wordfest 2014 on sale!

box-gold-passEarly Bird passes are now on sale for the Festival running October 14 to 19, 2014. The following Early Bird pricing expires when the full Wordfest program is announced at our launch on September 3 at Theatre Junction GRAND, Calgary’s contemporary culturehouse and the Festival’s new, vibrant “hub” during Wordfest 2014. Read more…


Book Trailers: Jonathan Auxier

box-nimbleChildren’s author Jonathan Auxier will be presenting his new book, The Night Gardener, at Wordfest in October. If you, or your child, have not yet read either of Auxier’s novels, check out this book trailer for Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, featuring drawings by the author himself! Read more…


Book Trailers: Kenneth Oppel’s The Boundless

box-photo-boundlessChildren’s author Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General’s Award-winning writer of the Airborn series and the Silverwing Saga, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. At Wordfest, he is presenting his new novel, The Boundless, about Will Everett and his unexpected journey on a glamorous train. Watch the book trailer here. Read more…


Book Trailers: Scott Chantler’s Pirates of the Silver Coast

chantler-trailerBook trailers are part of a growing trend in the literary world. Much like movie trailers, book trailers are short, promotional videos meant to entice readers into reading the advertised book. This mini-series of blog posts will look at several book trailers by authors who are appearing at this year’s Wordfest, which runs from October 14 to 19, 2014. Read more…


Divergent and Ignite Me – Veronica Roth and Tahereh Mafi

box-photo-mafi-teaserTickets are now on sale for Wordfest Presents Veronica Roth and Tahereh Mafi on Thursday, October 16, during Wordfest 2014. The neo-Gothic atmosphere of the Knox sets the perfect stage for mapping out the post-apocalyptic imaginings of these acclaimed YA authors as they read and discuss themes from their latest bestsellers. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7pm, Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: $25 / $22 seniors, students and friends of CJSW
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Amanda Lindhout – September 11, 2014

box-lindhoutAmanda Lindhout returns to Wordfest after a year since the release of her internationally acclaimed memoir, A House In the Sky, which recounts her extraordinary experience of being held hostage for 460 days by militants in Somalia. In conversation with host Shelley Youngblut, Lindhout reflects on the popular and critical reception of A House in the Sky over the past year. September 11, 2014, 7pm, ConocoPhillips Theatre, Glenbow Museum. Tickets: $25 Read more…