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February 2020

An Evening with Lee Maracle, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Gwen Benaway

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MacEwan Hall, 402 Collegiate Blvd. N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free with RSVP

Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening with three, highly renowned authors. Enjoy short readings along with conversation followed by a Q&A and book signing with books available for purchase at the event. The program is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance. Image courtesy of University of Calgary.

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March 2020

Wordfest Presents: Lauren McKeon (No More Nice Girls)

March 3 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$15

Feminist author Lauren McKeon visits Calgary's Memorial Park Library on March 3 in support of her new book No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time To Stop Playing By The Rules. The non-fiction book looks at the discrepancy between the prevalence of feminist-branded iconography and the still-wide gap between reality and equality, offering new models of female power in the process. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Image…

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Wordfest Presents: Jeff Rubin (The Expendables)

March 12 @ 7:00 pm
$20

Economist and author Jeff Rubin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on May 12 in support of his new book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization, a searing analysis of the erosion of economic opportunity for the middle class. Examining such subjects as NAFTA, unions, wage stagnancy and why even the good things really only benefit the top one-percent of the wealthy, the book presents the difficult-but-possible road to improvement. The event features an on-stage…

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Wordfest Presents: Kathy Reichs (A Conspiracy of Bones)

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library, 800 3 St. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
$20 – $25

Kathy Reichs will be in Calgary on March 24 to promote her new thriller, A Conspiracy of Bones. The hit TV series Bones is based on Reichs' novels and this newest addition to the series follows Temperance Brennan on her latest adventure. Her appearance will feature an on-stage interview, audience Q&A and signing. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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We’ve Read This Book Club: Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club

March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$10

Take your book club game to the next level with the pros at Wordfest and host Anne Logan. On the docket this time is Megan Gail Coles' Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a contender for CBC's annual Canada Reads competition. Set in the vicious February cold of Newfoundland, it follows a restaurant hostess and others caught up in a metaphorical storm of sex, betrayal, addiction and hurt. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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Wordfest Presents: Bill Richardson (I Saw Three Ships)

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$15

Canadian humourist Bill Richardson visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 26 in support of his new book I Saw Three Ships, a collection of intertwined stories that reckon with gentrification and displacement. Set in Vancouver's West End at the time when real-estate prices were skyrocketing, painting vivid and poignant portraits of residents at risk of losing their community. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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April 2020

Wordfest Presents: Daniel Levitin (Successful Aging)

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
$20

Neuroscientist author Daniel Levitin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on April 7 in support of his new book Successful Aging. Levin is the author of bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind and has now used his expertise on brains to share what happens to them as we age and what we can do to optimize that experience. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening with three, highly renowned authors. Enjoy short readings along with conversation followed by a Q&A and book signing with books available for purchase at the event. The program is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance.

Image courtesy of University of Calgary.

Feminist author Lauren McKeon visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 3 in support of her new book No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time To Stop Playing By The Rules. The non-fiction book looks at the discrepancy between the prevalence of feminist-branded iconography and the still-wide gap between reality and equality, offering new models of female power in the process. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Economist and author Jeff Rubin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on May 12 in support of his new book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization, a searing analysis of the erosion of economic opportunity for the middle class. Examining such subjects as NAFTA, unions, wage stagnancy and why even the good things really only benefit the top one-percent of the wealthy, the book presents the difficult-but-possible road to improvement. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Kathy Reichs will be in Calgary on March 24 to promote her new thriller, A Conspiracy of Bones. The hit TV series Bones is based on Reichs’ novels and this newest addition to the series follows Temperance Brennan on her latest adventure. Her appearance will feature an on-stage interview, audience Q&A and signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Take your book club game to the next level with the pros at Wordfest and host Anne Logan. On the docket this time is Megan Gail Coles’ Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a contender for CBC’s annual Canada Reads competition. Set in the vicious February cold of Newfoundland, it follows a restaurant hostess and others caught up in a metaphorical storm of sex, betrayal, addiction and hurt.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Canadian humourist Bill Richardson visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 26 in support of his new book I Saw Three Ships, a collection of intertwined stories that reckon with gentrification and displacement. Set in Vancouver’s West End at the time when real-estate prices were skyrocketing, painting vivid and poignant portraits of residents at risk of losing their community. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Neuroscientist author Daniel Levitin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on April 7 in support of his new book Successful Aging. Levin is the author of bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind and has now used his expertise on brains to share what happens to them as we age and what we can do to optimize that experience.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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