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Wordfest 25@25

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020

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Calgary's Wordfest is turning 25 this year. They were planning an ambitious live festival in September to celebrate their anniversary, featuring 25 authors in 25 events. But everything is different now. So they’ve decided to try something different. Something that could ONLY happen online: a series of genuine connections that add up to a kind …

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The Resilience Readings

November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

Running over three nights in November, you will be able to explore Resilience through literature, and hear from a host of famous actors, authors, and poets, alongside survivors of torture. Presenters include poets Daljit Nagra, Ian McMillan, Imtiaz Dharker, Inua Ellams and Ronna Bloom. Learn more here.

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Poetry with Kevin Higgins – Evening Remote Course with Galway Arts Centre

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets evening online poetry workshops starting in September, led by Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Each week Kevin will give participants a poetry writing …

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Wordfest 25@25: Margaret Atwood & Ian Williams

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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When asked whom he’d like to be paired with as his virtual stage-mate, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner and Griffin trustee Ian Williams didn’t hesitate: Margaret Atwood. Their 60-minute conversation is hosted by Harry Vanderlis as part of this year's online edition of Calgary Wordfest. Learn more here.

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Claudia Rankine in Conversation (online)

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine for a conversation with Garvia Bailey about her recent work, including Just Us: An American Conversation, which examines silence and guilt, perfectly attuned to this long-overdue moment of racial reckoning. Learn more here.

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The Academy of American Poets Presents Gather in Poems

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Academy of American Poets is honored to present Gather In Poems: A Virtual Reading, which will reflect on how sharing poems can create a sense of community, especially at a time when so many must be apart. This reading will be free and open to the public, with presentations from poets including US Poet …

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