2019 Western Canada Writers Festivals and Conventions

ALBERTA

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival: October 26 – November 3, 2019 – Banff – https://www.banffcentre.ca/banff-mountain-film-book-festival

LitFest Alberta: October 17 – 27, 2019 – Edmonton – https://litfestalberta.org/

St. Albert’s Readers Festival: TBA – St. Albert – http://www.starfest.ca/

The Word On the Street: September 22, 2019 – Lethbridge – http://thewordonthestreet.ca/lethbridge/

When Words Collide: August 9-11, 2019 – Calgary – https://www.whenwordscollide.org/

Wordfest: October 16-23, 2019 – Calgary – https://wordfest.com/

Wild Words North: September 27 – 30, 2019 – Dawson Creek – https://www.peaceliardarts.org/2018-words-north-schedule/

The People’s Poetry Festival: October 25-26, 2019 – Calgary, AB – https://www.facebook.com/The-Peoples-Poetry-Festival-120140568067501/

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canadian Authors CanWrite! May 16 – 19, 2019 – Vancouver- https://canadianauthors.org/national/canwrite-2019-overview/

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival: July 19-21, 2019 – Denman Island – https://denmanislandwritersfestival.com/

LiterAsian: TBA – Vancouver – https://literasian.com/

LSurrey International Writers Conference: October 25, 2019 – Surrey – https://www.siwc.ca/

Vancouver Writers’ Fest: October 21-27, 2019 – Vancouver – https://writersfest.bc.ca/

VCON: Oct 11-13, 2019 – Vancouver – https://vcon.ca/

Victoria Festival of Authors: TBA – Victoria – http://victoriafestivalofauthors.ca/

Whistler Writers Festival: October 17-20, 2019 – Whistler – http://whistlerwritersfest.com/

Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival: May 10 – 12, 2019 – Salmon Arm – http://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/

Word Vancouver: TBA – Vancouver – http://wordvancouver.ca/

Manitoba

Winnipeg International Writers Fest: September 20-28, 2019 – Winnipeg – https://thinairwinnipeg.ca/

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Festival of Words: July 18, 2019 – Moose Jaw – https://www.festivalofwords.com/

 

List Your Festival and Convention …email cindy@opalpublishing.ca


EVENTS 

Wordfest

July 2019

 

Wordfest

Title: We’ve Read This Book Club (The Western Alienation Merit Badge)

Description: Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this summer – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers?

Come prepared to delve into Nancy Jo Cullen’s novel, The Western Alienation Merit Badge. The book has been called, “A queer prairie novel of my dreams – electric, funny, hot, heartbreaking, scathing, like a mix of Sarah Schulman and Chandra Mayor” by Casey Plett. This event is hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com, and is part of Wordfest’s monthly book club series on the top floor of Memorial Park Library.

Date/Time: Jul 17 @ 7 PM – 8 PM

Location: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor 1221 2nd Street SW

Cost: $10

Link: https://wordfest.com/session/weve-read-this-book-club-the-western-alienation-merit-badge/


 

Guy Gavriel Kay

Wordfest

Title: We’ve Read This Book Club (Aria)

Description: Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this summer – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers?

Come prepared to delve into Nazanine Hozar’s debut novel, Aria. The book has been called, “A feminist odyssey, about a girl in a time of intolerance as the revolution in Iran is breaking out . . . a poised and dramatic historical novel with contemporary relevance” by John Irving. Margaret Atwood also praised the book by calling it “A sweeping saga about the Iranian revolution as it explodes–told from the ground level and the centre of chaos. A Doctor Zhivago of Iran.”

This event is hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com, and is part of Wordfest’s monthly book club series on the top floor of Memorial Park Library.

Date/Time: Aug 21 @ 7 PM – 8 PM

Location: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor 1221 2nd Street SW

Cost: $10

Link: https://wordfest.com/session/weve-read-this-book-club-aria/


 

List Your Event …email cindy@opalpublishing.ca

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