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

Volunteer to Join Team WWC

WWI Enlistment PosterWhen Words Collide is a 100% volunteer run festival. Our organizers work throughout the year coordinating venues, guests, speakers, marketing and more, so that we all have a terrific annual festival celebrating the written word.

We also need volunteers during the festival to make the experience even more enjoyable.

Join our team of volunteers and receive:

Volunteers may join any one of our volunteer teams and assist that team's manager.

Team 1: Registration

Team 2: Hospitality Assistant

Team 3: Atrium Programming

Team 4: Tower Programming

Team 5: Pitch Session / Blue Pencil Café Monitor

We ask that volunteers work with their team for a minimum total of eight hours during the festival.

If you would like to be one of this year's festival volunteers, please let us know so that we can include you in our schedule and answer any questions you may have.

If you are adventurous and would like to help organize next year’s festival, we’d love to hear from you as well. If you are interested then please fill in the form below.

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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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