Tenth Edition

August 13 to 15, 2021
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
August 13 to 15, 2021
There are
209 days
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

Online Conditions and Code of Conduct

You must agree to abide by this code of conduct before your can download this year's program.

  1. Most festival sessions are being recorded for later public access. By participating in a recorded session, you consent to allowing that session to be made public.
  2. When Words Collide promotes a collegial, welcoming environment for attendees, presenters, and volunteers. Harassment and other behaviour at odds with this environment will not be tolerated. Webcast hosts will expel offenders from sessions at their discretion.


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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?

209 days until the next price increase

2021 Registration is 82.2% full

No banquet tickets for sale.

The current adult passholder rate is $45 CAD. . You can register on our web page, 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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