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

Festival Location

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The Hotel

The Delta Calgary South Hotel is located at 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5X5 Canada. Heritage Park and Fish Creek Park are only a few minutes away, and the Calgary International Airport is about 30 minutes by car. There are several shopping centres within walking distance of the hotel.

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Book a Hotel Room

The rooms at the Delta Calgary South Hotel fill up fast, so book your room early! Festival room rates of $164 to $184 per night (plus taxes):
$164 Tower - 1 King
$164 Tower - 2 Queen
$184 Atrium - 1 King + 1 Sofa bed
are available until July 8, 2021 (provided space is available).

You can book online or call 403-278-5050 (local calls only) or 1-888-236-2427 (North America). Mention "When Words Collide 2021 Festival" to get the festival rate. If you wish to reserve a suite, please call 403-225-8631 to check availability.

Note: If you require a wheelchair-accessible room, please email us after booking a room in the Atrium building so that we can work with the hotel to place your room on the main level.

On-Site Food

When looking for meals or a place to snack & chat, the Delta hotel offers a snack bar and seating area in the When Words Collide Merchants Corner, the Atrium Café for breakfast, Southland Yard (formerly Boomtown Pub & Patio) for lunch and dinner, and Sage & Co (formerly Bonaventure lounge) for family-friendly service.


Are you coming to Calgary for When Words Collide and want to make the most of the trip? Here is a list of several local places and activities that might dovetail with your literary interests and provide you with a richer experience.


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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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