Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity for Readers- in Calgary

If you are an avid reader there is a fantastic volunteer opportunity in Calgary- Wordfest is looking for volunteer readers. You visit their office (in Eau Claire Market) and choose a book. You read the book and write a short review, returning the book within two weeks. Free books!

I am on my first volunteer read and will share my review when it is complete. As a reader you have likely felt that intense sense of anticipation and possessiveness you get when you are about to open a new book, feeling like you are the first one to discover its magic. Well, the book I chose is a first for me- it is an advance copy- not yet released - I feel such a sense of privilege holding this proof in my hands.

From their website: http://www.wordfest.com/

Wordfest is a non-profit arts organization that brings readers and writers together through a premier international writers festival and year-round literary events in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley.

In October, WordFest presents an annual six-day literary festival that features more than 70 writers from the local, national and international stage and hosts more than 60 events. This year, the Festival will take place from October 11–16, 2011. The annual Festival is considered one of North America’s premier literary festivals, attracting over 14,000 audience members and offers events in multiple languages, such as French and Spanish.

Although a Calgary-centred event if there is a literary festival in your area they too may need volunteer readers. What a great way to unearth new books.


  1. I think I'll have to check that out! I love Wordfest!

  2. Maybe our paths will cross there :-)

  3. Wow, that is supercool, Sue!

  4. Ours paths will certainly cross one day, we will make it happen!