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2019 Giller Light Bash YYC

2019-11-18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST


Calgary’s 10th Anniversary Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College!

Raise a glass in support of literacy while celebrating one of Canada’s most prestigious book awards—the Giller Prize. We hope you will join us for an evening of anticipation and entertainment: five intrepid book defenders, live broadcast of the prize announcement, animated panel discussion, Guess the Giller contest and an amazing array of raffle and silent auction prizes! All funds raised at the Giller Light Bash support Frontier College, Canada’s original (and oldest) literacy organization.

The Giller Bash is designed for everyone: readers, writers, lovers of the written and spoken word; supporters of the arts, students and book clubs! Enormous thanks to WURST for hosting us again this year, offering a fabulous and varied food menu alongside their excellent wine and beer list.

Our incredible lineup of host and book defenders this year include CBC’s Russell Bowers, Shaun Hunter, Naomi K. Lewis – Author, Anne Logan, Taylor Lambert and Malcolm Mooney.

Calgary’s Giller Light Bash planning committee includes Samantha Warwick (Writers’ Guild of Alberta), William Lawrence (Shelf Life Books) and Kelsey Attard (Freehand Books) with volunteer support from Janet McMahen and David de Vlieger.

Early bird rate (until September 30, 2019): $15
Regular rate: $20
At the door if space allows: $25


Tickets can be purchased here.


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Frontier College
Shelf Life Books
Writers’ Guild of Alberta
Freehand Books


2437 4th St. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 1X5 Canada
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(403) 245-2345

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