When Words Collide 2017 Saturday Banquet

Flappers, Fringe and Fedoras! In honour of our literary theme, join us for this year's WWC 2017 Great Gatsby Banquet. Don your best 1920s outfit and get ready for prohibition-era fun (minus the actual prohibition). It's going to be Roaring...

Please join our festival guests and organizers for a delicious themed buffet catered by the Delta Calgary South Hotel. This year's banquet will take place on the Saturday evening of the festival in the Bonavista Ballroom (Tower lower floor) with a Cash Bar open at 5 PM and dinner beginning at 5:30.

When Words Collide Dinner Aug 12th

  • Freshly baked rolls and creamery butter
  • Baby greens with carrot curls, cucumber, grape tomato, radish. Served with assorted dressings
  • Organic Quinoa Salad and spiced walnut, apple, celeriac, kale, dried cranberry, with apple vinaigrette
  • Traditional Waldorf Salad: apples, grapes, walnuts, celeriac, chantilly dressing
  • Assortment of tea sandwiches (will include salmon, deli and vegetarian)
  • Trio of deviled eggs: traditional, sundried tomato, fresh herb
  • Antipasti platter including grilled and marinated vegetables, olives, pickled vegetables
  • Grilled Focaccia
  • Slow-Roasted Porchetta with apple mustard jus served on the side
  • Whipped Mashed Potato (Vegan) Butter served on the side
  • Seasonal Vegetable Medley
  • Gourmet Dessert Selection including Fresh fruit flan and Gluten-free cake

If you are registered for the banquet and have dietary concerns with the meal, please email us at info@whenwordscollide.org so that we can make alternate arrangements with the caterers.

The ballroom will close at 7:00 and reopen at 8 PM for the Mass Autograph Session where our festival guests and 70+ attending authors will be available to sign books. This event should run until around 10 PM and is open to the public. Readers not attending the festival may drop by and get their books signed. The Cash Bar will remain open throughout the evening.