Happy Holidays!

Save 10% on Festival Passes


Did you know When Words Collide festival passes make excellent Christmas gifts?

The price for passes goes up January 1st. If you plan to attend in August, why wait? Online registration and the downloadable mail-in form are at::

If you are unsure if you are already registered, check our online membership list at:
(Note that, if at time of registration you did not indicate to be listed, you will not be listed.)

Get Involved
When Words Collide welcomes new committee members on a year-round basis. Interested in getting involve? Email us at:


2019 Festival Guests!

Check out next year's fabulous festival guests:
Charles de Lint
Kat Flannery
Lisa Mangum (Shadow Mountain Publishing)
Jonas Saul
Leanne Shirtliffe

Book Your Hotel Room

The Delta Calgary South is able to accept online room bookings. Hint: Book early; the past 4 years the hotel has sold out well in advance of the booking deadline. Also, this year WestJet has a festival discount for travel to Calgary.
Master Classes
Once again we will have a full slate of Master Classes by our festival guests. Classes for 2019 will be offered prior to and following the festival. Details TBA.
Your Feedback
The postmortem meeting for WWC 2018 is past and the organizers wish to thank those who provided feedback. We can, however, consider feedback at any time. If you wish to comment on something you particularly liked or disliked, or have suggestions for future festival guests or content, please let us know:

News & Notes Archive
This and past newsletters can be found at::

What's Happening

A Taste of Local Authors, Dec 13

Owl's Nest Book Store (Calgary) from 7-9 p.m.
Check out 9 new releases from 9 local authors, including Detective Dave Sweet's much anticipated Skeletons in My Closet. Genres from Mainstream to Science Fiction to Fantasy to Romance to Paranormal Romance. The authors will be on hand to give short readings from their work, answer questions, and sign books. Live music by Alisa and Griffin. Please come out and join us for an evening of words and music.

Writers in the House, Feb 23 & 24
Join Calgary area writers for a weekend of writing at the Delta Calgary South Fireside Room. Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sat and Sun for social writing.

Owl's Nest Books Events

Thu Jan 17 - Judy Arnall
Sat Jan 26 - Verne Albright
Thu Jan 31- Fiona Barton
and many more signings, readings, and book discussions listed at:


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