One only has to take a walk through the East Village to see that Calgary is quickly becoming a bit of an arts hub. There is a very energetic and creative community throbbing just under the surface of the energy industry.
“I think the “writing scene in Calgary is rich and robust. There (is) a whole host of “literati” groups and events to attend and get involved,” said Caralee Hubbel, a freelance writer, editor and book coach as well as current president of the Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE).
She points to WordFest, an international literary festival running Oct. 9-15, which also has year-round programming; and the When Words Collide festival in August. “We have a very cool poetry and literary scene, too.”