Tenth Edition

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
and Canvention 40
August 14 to 16, 2020
August 14 to 16, 2020
There is
1 day
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Canvention 40
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.

Calgary Map Showing the Location of When Words Collide at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South

Book a Hotel Room

The rooms at the Delta Calgary South Hotel fill up fast, so book your room early! Festival room rates of $159 to $179 per night ( plus taxes, you can read more information here) are available until July 9, 2020 (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 2020 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?


There is no registration for 2020.

No banquet tickets for sale.

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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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