This is a pilot launch for the 2019’s edition of When Words Collide, August 9 to 11, 2019 Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta. Please check back for your updated schedule around July 15, 2019

The April planning meeting will be held downstairs at the Brentwood Co-op (4122 Brentwood Road NW) on April 14 starting at 10 AM.


Yes, Alberta, You Have A History.

2019, March 20 From dinosaurs to First Nations, from family farms to oil sands: what does everyone know—or think they know—about Alberta’s history? Madeline Shaw-Wong, Shirley Smith Matheson, Jim Jackson, Faye Reinberg Holt. Podcast


We’ve Been Edited


Researching Made Easy

2019 January 20 Researching Made Easy: Another podcast from WWC 2018. Primary sources, libraries, archives, travel, bibliographies and Wikipedia(?). How to get it right before you write. Barb Galler Smith, Joe Compton, Michael Skeet, Tracy Cooper-Posey, S. G. Wong


Microsoft Edge Won’t Let You Register

2018 October 10, The Microsoft Edge browser refuses to let you register for WWC. People who use other browsers have not reported any problems. We are trying to create a work-around.


WestJet Discount for WWC Festival Attendees

2018 October 5 WestJet is offering the When Words Collide Festival attendees a discount on flights travelling from August 3 – 18, 2019. Book with our code, ASUM21F and receive 5% off Econo and 10% off Flex and Plus base fares for domestic travel, and 2% off Econo and 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for trans-border travel between Calgary and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. If booking through a travel agent, use code WBB11. To book online, visit


We’re Back!

2018 September17  The website has been renovated and registration is now open. Cruise over to the registration page and get your pass for 2019’s festival.