When Words Collide  
August 9 to 11, 2019
 
The next festival
will be in
109 days.
The Ninth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

2019 Guests

Charles de Lint

Kat Flannery

Lisa Mangum

Jonas Saul

Leanne Shirtliffe

Aurora AwardWinner of this year's Aurora Award for best volunteer-run organization.

Home

The May planning meeting will be held downstairs at the Brentwood Co-op (4122 Brentwood Road NW) on May 12 starting at 10 AM.

Podcast

2019
Sunday
April
14
Our latest podcast is the alternate-alternate history panel. This 'what if' panel features Michael Skeet, Ron S. Friedman, Ronald (R.J.) Hoare, Therese Greenwood, Joe Compton discussing the game of 'what if' played by changing historical events and letting those changes trickle or cascade to create story history.

Yes, Alberta, You Have A History.

2019
Wednesday
March
20
From dinosaurs to First Nations, from family farms to oil sands: what does everyone know—or think they know—about Alberta's history? Madeline Shaw-Wong, Shirley Smith Matheson, Jim Jackson, Faye Reinberg Holt. Podcast.

We've Been Edited

2019
Sunday
February
10
Carrie Mumford, Peter V. Brett, Edward Willett, E. C. Bell, Raina Schnider--Writers who have been edited discuss their positive experiences along with examples of edits that have made the final piece of writing better. Editors, beta readers, deadlines, and friendships, oh my!

Researching Made Easy

2019
Sunday
January
20
Researching Made Easy: Another podcast from WWC 2018. Primary sources, libraries, archives, travel, bibliographies and Wikipedia(?). How to get it right before you write. Barb Galler Smith, Joe Compton, Michael Skeet, Tracy Cooper-Posey, S. G. Wong

Microsoft Edge Won't Let You Register

2018
Wednesday
October
10

The Microsoft Edge browser refuses to let you register for WWC. People who use other browsers have not reported any problems. We are trying to create a work-around.

WestJet Discount for WWC Festival Attendees

2018
Friday
October
5

WestJet is offering the When Words Collide Festival attendees a discount on flights travelling from August 3 - 18, 2019. Book with our code, ASUM21F and receive 5% off Econo and 10% off Flex and Plus base fares for domestic travel, and 2% off Econo and 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for trans-border travel between Calgary and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. If booking through a travel agent, use code WBB11. To book online, visit https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/groups-charters/convention-travel/

We're Back!

2018
Monday
September
17

The website has been renovated and registration is now open. Cruise over to the registration page and get your pass for 2019's festival.