2021 Festival Programming

Program 2021 Bulletin #7
Welcome to those who have recently joined the WWC Presenter mailing list. When Words Collide is a unique type of festival where everyone–organizers and presenters–volunteer their time and efforts to bring readers and writers together in a celebratory weekend. Without you, there would be no festival.
Schedule Finalization Target: June 15th

Thank you to everyone who reviewed the program after the last bulletin and provided your updated availability and panel discussion preferences. The program is now filled. We did our best to accommodate top preferences while adhering to presenter availability. No one should be double-booked, and we have minimized back-to-back scheduling as much as possible. No doubt some mistakes were made, possibly even emails missed. Therefore, we ask you to again review the updated itinerary and let us know of any errors or omissions.

Thank you to those who confirmed your scheduled itineraries. In making final changes we attempted not to adjust confirmed sessions, though 1 or 2 changes had to be made. We are again requesting that all presenters who have not yet confirmed their itineraries to do so ASAP.. If your itinerary is too full, let us know which sessions you wish to withdraw from so we can offer those spots to others. If you are underscheduled, let us know which available panels you would like to join.

Note: All times are MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). If your location during the festival is outside the Calgary, Alberta time zone, you will need to calculate your corresponding local time. For time zone help:

2021 Festival Schedule Documents as of May 31, 2021
Please review the PDFs below to confirm your scheduled itinerary as well as see what is still available. Some session descriptions are TBA. Please provide us a description or updated session title as needed.

Click to view WWC 2021 Itinerary.pdf
Click to view WWC 2021 Program Quick Guide.pdf
Click to view WWC 2021 Program Descriptions.pdf

Please send us your confirmation and any changes by responding to this email or emailing:

While we had hoped to already have posted a draft schedule on our web site ( , we will be doing so in the coming week to give attendees an idea of what's coming. We will continue to adjust the program as needed. If you have not sent us your bio / headshot or wish to update what we have, please send them to:
Note: while you will receive email invitations to the sessions where you are presenting, if you wish to attend the rest of the festival, you will need to register as an attendee. Registration is free at:

Shared Authors Table

The IFWA-sponsored Shared Authors Table is now ready to accept submissions by attending authors. Instruction can be found on the bottom of our registration page:


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Thank you for supporting When Words Collide by participating in our program.

Randy McCharles
2021 Festival Program Director
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