Tenth Edition

CANCELLED
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
August 14 to 16, 2020
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
 
August 14 to 16, 2020
 
There are
79 days
remaining.
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

About When Words Collide

When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival modelled after the volunteer conventions popular in the Science Fiction and Fantasy communities. Nobody is paid for attending (though guests of honour have their expenses covered) and even the organizers buy passes to attend.

The festival is designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10 tracks of programming, beginning at 1 PM on Friday and running through 5 PM Sunday, offer informational, educational, and social activities covering a wide spectrum of literature including Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Literary, Script-writing, Poetry, Comics, and Non-fiction. Roughly 800 readers, writers, editors, publishers, agents, and artists attend with over a hundred presenters in our program.

Organizers and presenters alike volunteer their time and talents to make When Words Collide as accessible and varied as humanly possible. Here you can find out what is being developed for this year, to register for this year, to see what has happened in previous years, or to get involved in one of the largest literary events in Canada.

Planning Meetings

Planning meetings are held monthly (except November) downstairs at TBA from 10 AM until noon.

Until further notice, planning meetings will be held online via Zoom. Please email us for the details which will be available shortly before each meeting.


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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?

WWC CANCELLED THIS YEAR

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The current adult passholder rate is $50 CAD. Prices will increase on August 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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When Words Collide,
c/o The Sentry Box,
1835 - 10th Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta,
T3C 0K2, Canada.

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