WordFest 2013The 2013 Wordfest lineup has been revealed! Over 65 writers will be appearing at the 18th Annual Festival featuring artists from Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States. Wordfest runs from October 14 to 20 in various venues across Calgary and Banff. This year’s festival presents 60 separate events and is expected to attract an audience of over 14,000.

This year’s festival  includes 60 separate events and attracts an audience of over 14,000. Some events also offer programming in multiple languages such as French and Spanish. Festival events take place across Calgary and in Banff through founding production partner, The Banff Centre.

WordFest is a literary festival that features upwards of 70 writers from the local, national and international stage. The Festival has approximately 60 separate events and attracts an audience of over 14,000. Some events also offer programming in multiple languages such as French and Spanish. Festival events take place across Calgary and in Banff through founding production partner, The Banff Centre.

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Year-Round Events

In addition to the annual Festival, WordFest hosts various events throughout the year. They include poetry and spoken word performances, current event panels, publishing industry workshops, youth and multilingual programming and marquee showcases that feature the biggest and brightest stars of the book scene. They often include music, visuals and technology.

Book Rapport: October 15-18, 2013

First Calgary Financial Book Rapport is a popular youth and education program that brings students together with authors to stimulate literacy and encourage a love of reading and writing. As part of its commitment to youth literacy, WordFest also created the Book Buddies program, which subsidizes literary events for high-needs and at-risk youth. WordFest supports accessibility and engagement for readers of all ages.

Festival des mots: October 14-20, 2013

Festival des mots is a French-language program that hosts emerging and award-winning writers from across Canada and other French-speaking countries to participate in literary and cultural exchanges with Alberta’s Francophone and francophile communities.

Festival des mots, un programme littéraire de langue française, accueille écrivains émergents et lauréats connus du Canada et d’autres pays francophones afin de participer à des échanges culturels et littéraires avec les communautés francophones et francophiles de l’Alberta.

See events by theme, by date and by author at www.wordfest.com.