Calgary Arts Development
★ Cathy Ace
★ Vicki Delany
★ Steena Holmes
★ Fonda Lee
★ Dave Reynolds
★ Morgan Rhodes
Mutiple winner of the
The December planning meeting will be held online (TBA) on December 13 starting at 10 AM.This will also include the Annual General Meeting
Sunday 2020 November 8
We've been posting a lot of the panels from the 2020 virtual festival to YouTube, but we've saved some of the sessions from 2019 which you will see as we wait for 2021.
If you're in the mood for reminiscing (and staying out of the cold) spend an hour with 2019 Festival Guest James Alan Gardner as he talks about how publisher algorithms are impacting authors, the difference between description and point of view, super heroes and reads a snippet from his take on Sleeping Beauty.
Thank You One and All
Monday 2020 August 17
On March 11, 2020 a global pandemic was declared that changed the world, and not for the better. Part of that change was the cancellation of large gatherings, including the annual When Words Collide festival. Then, on August 14-16, 2020, a miracle happened. The WWC community came together and put on a 3-day online festival. None of us knew what we were doing, but we reached out to the community, and the community reached back. With 5 tracks of programming, there was lots to choose from. Add to that opportunities to socialize and participate in Blue Pencil Cafe, Pitch Sessions, and 1-on-1 consultations. It was almost like being at the in-person festival. We even hosted the Aurora Awards. (Congratulations to the winners and finalists.) Thank you everyone who contributed to the festival, whether it be as a program participant, online host, or attendee. Thank you for making possible the festival that otherwise wouldn't have happened.
One of the benefits of an online festival is that most of the sessions were recorded. Some are available now. The rest will be made available over the coming days and weeks as they are processed. The Hidden Art Show and Merchants Corner will also remain open for the next little while. Check out the After Festival here.
2020 Aurora Awards Video
Sunday 2020 August 16
For those who missed it, here's a link to the online Aurora Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!
That's All, Folks!
Sunday 2020 August 16
Another year, and another When Words Collide has wound to a successful conclusion. Thank you to everybody who went above and beyond to make this year's festival a success despite the pandemic!
Inspirational Music with Lyrics