Imagine On Air presents the incomparable Jonathan Franzen with his highly anticipated new novel, Crossroads. The one-hour live show will be hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader, and airs at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and you can email them in advance to email@example.com.
Tickets are $40 (plus tax) and include your ticket, a copy of Crossroads, and shipping in Canada.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Indigo Books. The official publication date for Crossroads is Oct. 5, at which point Indigo can begin shipping the books – as soon as they process your order, Indigo will send you a confirmation email with tracking information. Please note that we will do our very best to ship the included book as soon as orders are placed; however, delivery in advance of showtime cannot be guaranteed.
You'll also receive an email reminder the morning before the show, as well as Wordfest's unique Digital Doggie Bag the day after with links and extras inspired by the conversation. If you are unable to watch live or want to watch again, the show will be available on demand at Wordfest.com until midnight Nov. 28.
We’re thankful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with Jonathan Franzen.
Note: If you have already purchased a hard cover or audio version of Crossroads – or live outside of Canada – and would like to experience this show, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelley Youngblut is the CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest. She was the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in the Arts and the 2018 Rozsa Award for Arts Leadership. She also won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Magazine Awards.
Youngblut was the founding editor of Calgary’s award-winning Swerve magazine and has created magazines for ESPN, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon, Western Living, and The Globe and Mail. A former pop-culture correspondent for ABC World News Now and Canada Am, she is now often unconventionally opinionated on CBC Calgary’s Eyeopener.
- Jonathan Franzen Takes On the Domestic Ills of the 1970s –The New York Times
- How Relevant Are the Literary Jonathans? –Vanity Fair
- The Church of Jonathan Franzen –The New Yorker
- Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen review – spiritual successor to The Corrections –The Guardian
- Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads, a Mellow, ‘70s-Era Heartbreaker That Starts a Trilogy –The New York Times
- Runaway Alice’s Wonderland (Jonathan Franzen reviews Alice Munro) –The New York Times Book Review