Wordfest Youth Program Introduces the Authors and Illustrators for 2015


Wordfest Youth brings writers from across Canada and around the world in contact with young readers at fun, educational events that promote a love of reading and a deeper appreciation of the written word. The 20th annual Wordfest runs October 13-18, 2015, in Calgary and the Bow Valley.

Participants encounter funny stories, sad stories and stories that take place nearby or in distant lands. They sing songs, write poetry, paint pictures, and share ideas with children, teenagers and adults. From picture books and children’s fiction to young adult literature and graphic novels, Wordfest introduces young audiences to the power of storytelling as it unfolds within a variety of genres, forms and media.

The youth program presents authors and illustrators working in a variety of languages including English, French and Spanish.

2015 Line-Up:

Aaron Paquette

Anne Villeneuve

Bill Slavin

Christophe Mauri

Cybèle Young

Diya Lim

Drew Hayden Taylor

Édith Bourget

Élizabeth Turgeon

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Kevin Sands

Kevin Sylvester

Linda Bailey

Maxim Cyr

Michel Chikwanine

Raziel Reid

Susin Nielsen

Trina St. Jean