Tenth Edition

August 13 to 15, 2021
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
August 13 to 15, 2021
There are
250 days
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

WWC Custom Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

If you plan to use virtual backgrounds during the festival, we've created 2 images for presenters and 4 for attendees. Please only use a presenter background if you are a presenter or moderator for that specific session.

Attendee Backgrounds

WWC 2020 Futuristic Background

WWC 2020 Futuristic

WWC 2020 Night Background

WWC 2020 Night

WWC 2020 T-Shirt Logo Background

WWC 2020 T-Shirt Logo

Zoom Screens (Library 2) Background

Zoom Screens (Library 2)

Presenter Backgrounds

Art Presenter Background

Art Presenter

Art Presenter Background

Art Presenter - Muted


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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?

250 days until the next price increase

2021 Registration is 80.8% 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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