Tenth Edition

August 14 to 16, 2020
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
August 14 to 16, 2020
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276 days
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

2020 Guests

Cathy Ace
Vicki Delany
Steena Holmes
Fonda Lee
Dave Reynolds
Morgan Rhodes

Aurora Award NomineeMutiple winner of the
Aurora Award
for best volunteer-run organization.


The November planning meeting will be held downstairs at the Brentwood Co-op, 4122 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary on November 17 starting at 10 AM.

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That's All, Folks!

Another year, and another When Words Collide has wound to a successful conclusion.
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When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children's books, and poetry. Would you like to know more?

50 days until the next price increase

Registration is 34.6% full

79 banquet tickets for sale

The current adult passholder rate is $40 CAD. Prices will increase on January 1st. You can register online, use our registration form or, in Calgary, stop in at The Sentry Box at 1835 - 10th Avenue SW to purchase your pass.

If we are sold out in advance, passes will not be available at the door.

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c/o The Sentry Box,
1835 - 10th Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta,
T3C 0K2, Canada.

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