2437 4th Street SW

5:30PM TO


$15 EARLY BIRD until October 2nd

$20 after October 2nd

$25 at the door

Buying a ticket for the Giller Light Bash is a great way to support literacy. Who said good causes had to be dull?

Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist

Raise a glass in support of literacy and come celebrate one of Canada's most prestigious book awards - The Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Join us to watch the live broadcast.

Funds raised at the event support Frontier College Canada’s original literacy organization.

Hosted byAnne Logan

Anne Logan has worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years, and loved every minute of it. She now writes reviews for various publications, and is the books columnist for CBC Calgary's Homestretch. She is the Past Presiden of the Writers' Guild of Alberta Board of Directors and hosts various lierary events around the city, including a monthly community bookclub discussion at the Wordfest Lab. The majority of the books she reviews on her blog have been sent to her from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are her own. Find her at

Book Defenders:

Cheryl Foggo, Playwright, Author & Journalist
(Cheryl will be defending Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson)

Kris Demeanor, Songwriter, Poet, Theatre & Film Artist
(Kris will be defending I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters)

Chris Turner, Author & Investigative Journalist
(Chris will be defending Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill)

Clem Martini, Playwright and Author
(Clem will be defending Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin )

Aritha van Herk, Author, Cultural Commentator & Professor of CanLit & Creative Writing
(Aritha will be defending Transit by Rachel Cusk)

The 8th annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is organized by volunteers from the Writers' Guild of Alberta, Shelf Life Books and Freehand. Local literary personalities, readers, professionals, students and supporters of the arts will gather for a unique experience to watch the Giller Prize announcement on big screens and to celebrate the world-class creativity and publishing skills of Alberta. Guess the Giller Contest, Amazing Raffle Prizes, Good Eats and More! Join in the excitement!     


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