Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 13:09 - Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 23:59

16th annual Calgary WordFest 11-16 October 2011


Over 15 years WordFest has presented many notable and world-renowned writers, such as Margaret Atwood, Louis de Bernières, Wayson Choy, Douglas Coupland, Roddy Doyle, Richard Ford, Diana Gabaldon, Rawi Hage, Tomson Highway, Nancy Huston, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Dany Laferrière, Alexander McCall Smith, Annie Proulx, Mordecai Richler and David Suzuki.


The Festival has grown over the years to attract over 14,000 people to a six day festival that features over 70 writers in more than 60 events. WordFest also includes a celebrated youth education program, First Calgary Financial Book Rapport, and the dedicated French-language component Festival des mots. In addition to the annual Festival in October, WordFest now also presents events throughout the year.