2018 Guests
Peter V. Brett
Harold Johnson
Erin Lindsey
Sam Morgan
Deanna Raybourn
Arthur Slade


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March Planning Meeting— New Location!

The March planning meeting will be held at the
Brentwood Co-op
4122 Brentwood Road NW
on the 11th at 10 AM until noon.

This is just south of 40th Ave on the east side of Crowchild Trail just north of the University of Calgary. To find the meeting room: after entering the store, turn right toward the deli. Just before the deli there is a glass door to the right (just in front of the olive bar) that accesses stairs that go down to the meeting room.

The Reading That Never Was

The World Fantasy Convention comes to Canada for the first time ever, just as a then-new novelist is about to debut his first book. What an opportunity! Or is it? Learn more in the podcast of Guy Gavriel Kay's The Reading That Never Was from When Words Collide 2017.

Is Paranormal Romance Dead?

Has paranormal romance had its day? Jennifer Estep, Axel Howerton, Ellie Lynn and Jessica L. Jackson discuss the genre, the label and writing to the market.
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February Planning Meeting — New Location!

The February planning meeting will be held at the
Brentwood Co-op
4122 Brentwood Road NW
on the 11th at 10 AM until noon.

This is just south of 40th Ave on the east side of Crowchild Trail just north of the University of Calgary. To find the meeting room: after entering the store, turn right toward the deli. Just before the deli there is a glass door to the right (just in front of the olive bar) that accesses stairs that go down to the meeting room.

January Planning Meeting — New Location!

The January planning meeting will be held at the
Brentwood Co-op
4122 Brentwood Road NW

This is just south of 40th Ave on the east side of Crowchild Trail just north of the University of Calgary. To find the meeting room: after entering the store, turn right toward the deli. Just before the deli there is a glass door to the right (just in front of the olive bar) that accesses stairs that go down to the meeting room.

More Podcasts!

How authors push the boundaries in the publishing industry with Mark Leslie Susan Calder Elaine Moran & Sheri-D Wilson.

Canada's national dance? Translating for Japanese visitors to Green Gables? Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson dispenses advice based on his own career.

Live Action Slush—Early Bird Edition

This is the latest podcast from WWC2017. Authors anonymously submit first pages of works in progress which are read aloud for a panel of editors. The editors then comment on the work. Does it sound like a bloodsport? There's one author they want to talk to afterward! Hear it here: http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/live-action-slush-early-bird-edition

2017 GoH Speech - Guy Gavriel Kay

Privacy, networking and the author/reader relationship. 2017 Guest of Honour speech from Guy Gavriel Kay. Part 2/2 Trick or Treat podcast pack. http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/2017-005-goh-speech-guy-gavriel-kay

2017 GoH Speech - Mark Leslie

Where does the magic come from? 2017 Guest of Honour speech from writer, bookseller and Director of Self Publishing & Author Relations for Kobo, Mark Leslie. Part 1/2 Trick or Treat podcast pack. http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/2017-004-goh-speech-mark-leslie

2017 GoH Speech - Sam Hiyate

The Rights Factory Inc. president Sam Hiyate recounts how he launched his career as a literary agent in his 2017 Guest of Honour speech. http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/2017-003-goh-speech-sam-hiyate

2018 Planning Meeting

We are currently looking for excited people to help us plan and deliver When Words Collide 2018. If you would like to help, please let us know or attend our next meeting December 10 in the Community Room of the MacLeod Trail Co-op (8818 MacLeod Trail South) from 10 AM - 12 PM.

2017 GoH Speech - C.C. Humphreys.

The 2017 Guest of Honour speech by C.C. Humphreys in which he channels The Bard: http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/2017-002-goh-cc-humphreys?tdest_id=115581

2017 GoH Speech - Jennifer Estep.

You call a winter hat a what, again...?
http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/2017-goh-speech-jennifer-estep