October 4, 2022
Wordfest’s Imaginairium – An Evening with Sarah Polley
At the DJD Dance Centre
Let’s celebrate the gift of honesty, complexity, and humanity that is Sarah Polley, screenwriter/director (Women Talking/Away from Her), actor (The Sweet Hereafter), and now best-selling author (Running Towards the Danger). Here’s your opportunity to delve further into the six essays through which Polley examines key moments from her past and present – what she describes as “a reciprocal pressure dance.” “Fascinating, harrowing, courageous, and deeply felt, these explorations of ‘dangerous stories,’ harmful past events, and trials of the soul speak to all who’ve encountered dark waters and have had to navigate them,” says Margaret Atwood (whose Alias Grace was adapted tone-perfectly by Polley for television).
This 75-minute conversation, hosted by Wordfest Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut, includes an audience Q&A and book signing.
This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6, 2022. Connect with 60+ of the world’s most generous writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com
Parking at DJD
The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).
Please note: There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.
Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.