Wednesday, October 12 — WordFest

By: Wordfest  09-12-2011
Keywords: Art Gallery, Children Learning

Wednesday, October 12

9:30-11:00am, $6

Vertigo Theatre Centre, Studio

Exploring the heroic fantasy genre in both graphic novel and traditional novel formats, these authors depict fantastical characters with extraordinary abilities.


Wednesday, October 12

10-11:30am, $6

Calgary Public Library, John Dutton Theatre

Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark’s collaboration 25 years ago led to a quarter century of children learning from a friendly turtle through his adventures and relationships.


Wednesday, October 12

Noon-1pm, $8

Art Gallery of Calgary

WordFest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Drop-In Centre and the publication of their book Where: 50 years of Ending Homelessness with readings by local authors.

Note: Richard Wagamese was unable to attend WordFest at the last minute due to a personal issue. He sends his regrets and congratulates the Drop-In Centre on their book, Where: 50 years of Ending Homelessness.

This event is sponsored by the glasswaters foundation.


Wednesday, October 12

Noon-1pm, FREE

University of Calgary, Husky Oil Great Hall

Three critically-acclaimed authors read from their latest works which all share elements of magic and fantasy. Hosted by Donna Livingston.

This event is sponsored by University of Calgary


Wednesday, October 12

Noon-1pm, FREE

Hôtel Le Germain Calgary, Central 899

Lee, Fashion blogger and columnist takes you on a social history of the man’s suit, reads from his memoir about a “father, a son, and a suit” and talks about his role in the world of fashion. A custom box lunch by CHARCUT will be available for purchase. Hosted by Bill Brooks.

This event is sponsored by O’Connors Men’s & Women’s Clothing & Footwear


This event has been cancelled.


Wednesday, October 12

12:30-2:00pm, $6

Calgary Public Library, John Dutton Theatre

Inspired by medieval history or by the Victorian era, Perro and Slade depict fantastical creatures which loom large in their novels.


This event has been cancelled.


Wednesday, October 12

5-6pm, $8

Art Gallery of Calgary

Writers read from their new works, discuss their personal libraries and share how books have inspired them. Hosted by Suzette Mayr.

Presented in partnership with the Writers Guild of Alberta.


Wednesday, October 12

5-6pm, $12/10 for U of C Alumni

University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, Rm: 626

These edgy voices offer a twist on crime fiction and present their latest books that each feature strong “butt-kicking” heroines.

This event is sponsored by the University of Calgary.


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Art Gallery, Children Learning

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Grab lunch with humourist and bestselling author Will Ferguson as he shares anecdotes from his successful career and some of the less glamourous moments of writing for a living. WordFest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Drop-In Centre and the publication of their book Where: 50 years of Ending Homelessness with readings by local authors.


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Elle est l’auteure de dix livres jeunesse, dont les recueils de poèmes finalistes aux Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Les saisons d’Henri et Autour de Gabrielle, ce dernier ayant aussi reçu le Prix France-Acadie. She is the author of 10 books for young adults, including the collection of poems Les saisons d’Henri and Autour de Gabrielle, which were both finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Award.


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In conversation with Alderman Gian-Carlo Carra, Chris Turner explores the business of sustainable products and practices as featured in his new book, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy. Grab lunch with humourist and bestselling author Will Ferguson as he shares anecdotes from his successful career and some of the less glamourous moments of writing for a living. This event is sponsored by Mount Royal University.