Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone our show with Sarah Polley, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 28. We are working to find a new date for this much anticipated show within our fall Imaginairium festival, September 29 - October 6.
All ticket holders have been contacted, and they will be automatically transferred to the new show date. If you currently have tickets and would prefer to request a full refund, please contact email@example.com.
Wordfest is thrilled to present Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor Sarah Polley and her powerful new book of essays, Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations With a Body of Memory.
The hour-long conversation starts at 7:00 PM MT and will be hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO and Creative Ringleader. There will be a signing line, as well as our pandemic-friendly London Book Service, in which attendees can pre-order books for signing in advance. As always, you’ll also receive our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.
We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect with Sarah Polley.
Our Collective Safety & Comfort
To provide a community-first return to live programming for patrons, authors, Wordfest staff, volunteers and the venue staff, we will be taking the following precautions.
- Masks are strongly encouraged. We recommend wearing your mask at all times while at the venue, including when seated in the theatre and in the post-show signing line.
- We will also offer “London Book Service” as an alternative to the post-event book signing. (Patrons can pre-purchase books through Owl’s Nest Books in advance or at the door and authors will sign these copies prior to the event, allowing pre-purchased copies to be picked up before and after the show from a table separate from the book signing line.)
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.