Literary junkies, unite!
19th annual Wordfest full of events to get brains working and pens moving
This month, the 19th annual Wordfest will take over the Calgary literary scene once again. From Oct. 14 – 19 — events will have literary junkies salivating while attempting to attend as many as possible. Wordfest has everything from author readings and workshops, to a Literary Death Match and brunch. Here is The Reflector’s run-down of events you can’t miss.
Writing non-fiction with Ted Bishop
This workshop-style event is the perfect place to advance your non-fiction writing skills. The event, hosted by author of bestselling Canadian book Riding with Rilke, will be a great place to learn about writing from the writer’s perspective. Tickets are $25 and the workshop takes place at Loft 112.
Novel presentations at MRU
Getting involved with the Wordfest activities can’t be any easier, with events taking place right here at Mount Royal. David Galgut and Christos Tsiolkas will be on campus Oct. 16 to present their novels. Both novels are very different in context but similar in their explorations. This is an event that has some deep roots to it and is sure to lead to in-depth discussions.
A popular event in The Reflector office
Literary Death Match takes place on Oct. 17 at the Flanagan theatre. At this aptly named event, you can expect both literary and performance based Def Poetry Jams, American Idol style judging and no shortage of Double Dares. Tickets are $25. (Check back in the next issue for a review of this ‘Flec fave.)
Books and Brunch
This event includes breakfast and discussions with authors Emily St. John Mandel, Jacqueline Baker and Louise Welsh as they explain the background behind their most complex characters. This event takes place in Banff on Oct. 19 and is $35, but includes brunch
If any of these literary-genius’ events catch your eye or for a full list of events, please visit wordfest.com.