City of Calgary
★ Cathy Ace
★ Vicki Delany
★ Steena Holmes
★ Fonda Lee
★ Dave Reynolds
★ Morgan Rhodes
Mutiple winner of the
WWC IS ONLINE AND FREE THIS YEAR
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the physical When Words Collide has been postponed to 2021.
2020 Hidden Art Show
Publishing Childrens Books
Death in the Family
Mark Leslie Podcast
Jonas Saul Keynote
Leanne Shirtliffe Keynote
2019 Lisa Mangum Keynote
High Crimes In Your Own Backyard
Podcast — Short Stories As a Stepping-Stone
Build the emotional connections, so readers feel like the characters are real people.
Writing from the Body
Festival Guest Readings
The readings begin with Kat Flannery, who writes historical fiction, westerns, suspense, romance. She likes to mix it all together and maybe a little whiskey.
The readings continue with science fiction and fantasy author James Alan Gardner who likes math and geology and teaches kung-fu to kids. (PG for coarse language.)
Next up is writer and editor Lisa Mangum whose first paid work in the literary world was shelving books at the Sandy Library in Utah. She works at Shadow Mountain Publishing and has published a time-travel/romance trilogy.
Jonas Saul is a prolific writer of thrillers with more than 30 novels and 50 short stories to his credit. He started as an indie author, but after selling more than 2 million books, traditional publishing came calling. (PG for language)
Last, but not least, Leanne Shirtliffe is a teacher who is also the author of seven picture books for children and two books of non-fiction humour about parenting.
Following the readings, fesitval guests Kat Flannery, James Alan Gardner, Lisa Mangum, Jonas Saul and Leanne Shirtliffe discuss e-books versus hard copies, indie versus traditional publishing and other issues.
That's All, Folks!