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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

May  2019

 

Book Club French Exit

We’ve Read This Book Club: French Exit

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

Come prepared to delve into French Exit, written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt. The book has been called, “An immaculate performance on ice, executed with sharp shining blades, lutzing and pirouetting above unknowable black depths” by Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury Citation and, “A sparkling dark comedy that channels both Noel Coward’s wit and Wes Anderson’s loopy sensibility” by NPR.

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: May 22 2019, 7pm – 8pm
Location: 2nd Floor, Memorial Park Library 1221 2nd Street SW
Cost: $10
Link: https://wordfest.com/session/weve-read-this-book-club-6/


 

Guy Gavriel Kay

Wordfest: Guy Gavriel Kay

Description: Join us for an evening with the internationally bestselling author of Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay as he presents his masterful new novel, A Brightness Long Ago. Set in the vivid world of early Renaissance Italy, the novel offers an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition. CBC host Jennifer Keene will be doing the on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Date/Time: May 23 2019, 7PM – 8:30PM

Location: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, New Central Library 800 3 Street SE

Cost: $20

Link: https://wordfest.com/session/wordfest-presents-guy-gavriel-kay/


Wordfest Presents André Alexis

Wordfest: Andre Alexis

Don’t miss this afternoon with the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Fifteen Dogs. André Alexis’ latest novel, Days by Moonlight, is a darkly comical exploration of the perpetual question: how do we know the things we know are real and what is real anyway?

Date/Time: May 25 2019, 1PM – 2:15PM

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

Cost: $15

Link: https://wordfest.com/session/wordfest-presents-andre-alexis/


List Your Event …email cindy@opalpublishing.ca

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