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Writers&Authors – a Wordfest co-presentation

12 Oct Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Writers&Authors – a Wordfest co-presentation

ProArts is particularly pleased to announce a co-presentation with one of Calgary’s finest FestivalsWordfest!

Wordfest sparks lively, illuminating and meaningful conversations between Calgary’s readers and the world’s most engaging writers. Their year-round literary events culminate in a 10-day festival every October, and are programmed to inspire Calgarians to live more creative and empathetic lives.

Wordfest’s trademark events include readings, workshops, panel discussions and in-school presentations from authors writing in every genre and for all ages. The 2016 Wordfest runs October 07-16. Visit the Wordfest website for  details.

Join us for brief staged readings and discussion with these two authors:

tim-falconer Tim Falconer is an award-winning journalist and author of three books of nonfiction, including Drive: A Road Trip through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile and That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia, and End-of-Life Care. Falconer’s writing on music and health has won a National Magazine Award and he was the subject of a radio documentary on CBC Radio’s Ideas. Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music Tim Falconer — a self-confessed “bad singer” — is one of the 2.5 percent of the population afflicted with amusia. In other words, he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles Falconer’s quest to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness and his search for ways to retrain the adult brain.


 Jim Lynch is the author of the prize-winning novels Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, both of which were performed on stage. Lynch’s first novel, The Highest Tide, won the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award, was performed on stage in Seattle and became an international bestseller after it was featured on England’s Richard and Judy television show. In Before the Wind, Jim Lynch gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga with the grace and humour of a talented storyteller. Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father built and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). When the seafaring Johannssens unexpectedly find themselves reunited on a classic vessel their family built decades ago, past and present collide into heart-shattering revelations.

This event will be hosted by Calgary author, poet and critic Richard Kelly Kemick

This concert is a co-presentation with