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Gals and Good Times

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205 8th Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9

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Wordfest’s always-entertaining Saturday morning gabfest returns with a new twist: this year’s host is the inimitable Bill Richardson. You won’t want to miss his discussion with this Double X lineup of writers ready to share almost everything about their lives, loves, and writing careers.

Angie Abdou

Angie Abdou has a PhD from the University of Calgary and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was awarded the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year, and her other novels are also highly acclaimed. An active participant in the sphere of Canadian literature, Angie often sits on panels and hosts other authors at their readings. She divides her time between Frank, AB and Fernie, BC.

Martha Baillie

Martha Baillie has written numerous books, including The Incident Report, which was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her most recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, received wide acclaim and was an O Magazine editors’ pick. Other than writing, canoeing and hiking are two of her principal passions. She lives in Toronto with her daughter and husband.

Mandy Len Catron

Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Mandy Len Catron now lives in Vancouver. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies. She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project and teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Eva Crocker

Eva Crocker’s stories have been published in Riddle Fence, The Overcast, and The Telegram’s Cuffer Anthology. Barrelling Forward won her the Emerging Writer Award at the 2017 Canadian Authors Awards and she was also a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ emerging writers this year. Crocker recently completed a Master’s Degree in English Literature at Memorial University.

Melanie Mah

Melanie Mah was born in Rocky Mountain House, AB, and currently resides in Toronto. The Sweetest One, her first novel, won the 2017 Trillium Book Award, which annually recognizes the best work published by Ontario authors.

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