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!
Brittney Bear Hat’s work explores this cultural lineage through installation, photography, text and collage. Her work also explores identity, and adds to the rich stories of her home territories. Join the U of C Faculty of Arts for an Artist Talk with Bear Hat.
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.
Dramatic Voices is a series of discussion panels hosted by the Calgary Opera Community Ambassadors program, to amplify voices in the world of opera and classical singing. If you are a developing singer or your work influences the development of operatic voices, this panel is for you!
Join Educators for Peace & Justice as they explore the ways that Social Art can be integrated into educational practice to facilitate cross-curricular connections, foster social-emotional learning, and deepen understanding of multifaceted issues and complex topics.
Esker Foundation invites you to join Vivek Shraya and Naomi Potter in a conversation about photography, music, storytelling, hair, devotion, queering both Brad Pitt and Tristan Ludlow, rule breaking, and being loved. Don’t miss it!
The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP) presents Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop conducting interviews and studio tours with Ria and Iwan from Papermoon Puppet Theatre in Indonesia, makers of original puppet works, physical theatre, and mechanical wonder.
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.
As part of the Design Matters Lecture Series, the University of Calgary – School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape hosts Fokke Moerel, partner and architect at MVRDV, to discuss what a resilient building can do for public life and social matters. Register for free!
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!