Tenth Edition

August 14 to 16, 2020
Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
August 14 to 16, 2020
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276 days
The Tenth Annual Edition of When Words Collide

Festival Workshop Registration

Important! Only those whose workshop seats have already been confirmed may register. If you have not received an email confirming your seat and directing you to this page, please do not register here, but email us at info@whenwordscollide.org.

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Workshop Registration Information

The 2-day workshops will be held at the festival hotel, The Carriage House Inn. 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary. Workshops start at 9 AM Wednesday August 7th running until 5 PM, then resume at 9 AM Thursday August 8th, ending at 5 PM. There will be a lunch break both days from 12 PM to 1 PM. You are on your own for lunch, but we encourage you to join your workshop leader in either the hotel restaurant or Peanuts Pub.

A coordinator for your workshop will:


Character & Voice with Patricia Briggs - Yorkshire 2 (2nd floor)

TV Script Writing** with Michael Cassutt - Yorkshire 1 (2nd floor)

Mystery & Suspense with Barbara Fradkin - Yorkshire 3 (2nd floor)

Fantasy with D. B. Jackson / David B. Coe - Lincolnshire 1 (2nd floor)

Manuscript Strengths and Weaknesses*** with Jack Whyte - Wedgewood Boardroom (main floor)

** Material for Michael Cassutt's workshop may be submitted as late as July 15th, though we recommend submitting it as quickly as possible after May 15th. (If Michael receives them all on the last day, he may have insufficient time to adequately review them before the workshop.) Material will not be forwarded to other participants for critique by the class.

*** Registration for Jack Whyte's half-day workshop will be handled separately.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please email info@whenwordscollide.org.

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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?

50 days until the next price increase

Registration is 34.6% full

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The current adult passholder rate is $40 CAD. Prices will increase on January 1st. You can register online, 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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