Wordfest’s new on-demand channel connects you online with the most fascinating writers, the most satisfying books, the most potent ideas, and the most welcoming community of thinkers and doers. Discover this extensive vault of extraordinary programs.
Wordfest celebrates 26 years in 2021 with 26 of the world’s best writers paired every Tuesday! Join in for 13 crackling-smart conversations with such literary powerhouses as Hiromi Goto, Shelagh Rogers, Miriam Toews, Zoe Whittall, Omar El Akkad, Daniel Heath Justice, Kyo Maclear, and many more!
Wordfest’s Imagine on Air presents beloved TV chef and bestselling cookbook author Lidia Bastianich with her newest cookbook Lidia’s a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl. The one-hour conversation is hosted by food writer Julie Van Rosendaal. Be sure to sign up and get your unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with extras.
Calgarian Rona Altrows has edited an anthology by 29 women authors, who take on aging and ageism through their writing. Join the Calgary Public Library as Rona brings that experience to a chat with Rosemary Griebel, including readings by several contributing writers.
Imagine On Air presents the incomparable Jonathan Franzen with his highly anticipated new novel, Crossroads. The one-hour live show is hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, and provides an opportunity to ask questions via advanced email submissions.
Concussions can be life-changing and much less is known about their impacts on women. Moderator Angie Abdou sits down with contributors to a new anthology to help unravel the challenges of reclaiming skills, identity, and creativity in the aftermath of a concussion.
Imagine On Air presents Susan Orlean and her new collection of non-fiction stories, On Animals. You know her from her work at The New Yorker and Twitter, now you are invited to go deeper: into the big generous brain of Susan Orlean. This special conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut.
Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents Canadian comic genius Rick Mercer in celebration of his new, guaranteed bestseller: Talking to Canadians. The one-hour conversation is hosted by Mercer’s BFF and frequent comedy foil, Jann Arden. Be sure to grab your ticket!