Wild West WordFest Events

Merging the excitement of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with dynamic literary programming, WordFest helps celebrate 100 years of the Calgary Stampede. All Wild West WordFest events are FREE.


Wild West WordFest Launch

Monday, June 18

5:30pm, Motion Art Gallery, Eau Claire Market

Wild West WordFest kicks-off with the winners of the TumbleWord writing contest and a reception. Hosted by Kris Demeanor.


Stories of the West

Tuesday, June 19

Noon, Community Room, Eau Claire Market

Spend your lunch hour with storyteller Anita Crowshoe and her amazing stories of our unforgettable heritage. Hosted by Dr. Yvonne Trainer.


Cowboy Wild
Tuesday, June 19

7pm, Art Gallery of Calgary
David Campion and Sandra Shields present from Cowboy Wild, a photography book that reflects on the myths of the Stampede and the meaning of the West. Introduction by Brian Rusted.


Cowboy Cabaret

Wednesday, June 20

7pm, John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
Doris Daley, Bob Dyck, Bruce Innes, Hannah Stilwell, Yvonne Trainer, Sheri-D Wilson and other special guests close out Wild West WordFest with a cowboy cabaret, featuring spoken word and song! Hosted by Donna Livingstone.

Please RSVP to news@wordfest.com.


This project is sponsored by the Calgary Stampede.


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