Wordfest Festival 2017

From October 9-15, the most delicious writers from Canada and the rest of the world served up life-changing ideas at theatres around Calgary, as well as Wordfest’s new home at Memorial Park Library. Audiences came with a hungry mind and left with a replenished soul. Trademark events included readings, workshops, panel discussions and in-school presentations from authors writing in every genre and for all ages.


  1. Wordfest took over the C-Train
  2. The festival is still a few weeks away and our authors are already bonding over their dogs via Twitter
  3. Check out the festival preview podcast episode!
  4. Our gorgeous playbooks for our wordy youth! Designed by intern Ian Nicholas.
  5. Authors geeking out over other authors at the festival:
  6. The building of the ten foot balloon alligator in preparation for the Alligator Pie Festival Launch!
  7. CEO & Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut blowing up balloons...literally
  8. Meet the hosts of Wordfest 2017
  9. The festival WAS lit, thanks Where Calgary!
  10. Wine is a must!