Creative Ink Festival
Our 2018 dates are set!
May 18-20th, 2018

Mark your calendar! Updates on the 2018 event as soon as we have them.

Win a Kindle Pre-loaded with 42 books from our presenters and publishers!

Are you a 2017 Festival Pass Holder? Great! Enter daily to win this prize valued at $350!

Don't have your pass yet? Get it NOW!

The list of all the AMAZING BOOKS by 31 authors is HERE!

Win A Kindle Loaded with Creative Ink Festival Ebooks!

KaffeeKlatches with our GoHs, Blue Pencil and Pitch Sign Up Begins March 4th, 2017!

Festival Pass Holders! Blue Pencil, Kaffeeklatch and Pitch sign up begins March 4th!

You can view all the Pros and their sign up times on the grid here as well as the email to send your requests to.

Please note, you DO need a 2017 Pass to be able to sign up but these sessions are included with your pass!

Program Grid online now!

The program grid is now online but is still a work in progress! It is subject to changes including time switches, room switches, panelists as well as additions or possibly subtractions. Plan in pencil for now and check back soon for updates. :)

2017 Programming

2017 Guests of Honour

We are thrilled to announce our Guests of Honour for the 2017 Creative Ink Festival!

Please give a thunderous internet applause for four time Aurora Award winning author, Eileen Kernaghan as well as the award winning, critically acclaimed author, Ken Scholes!

Eileen Kernaghan

Ken Scholes

For more information on these two fabulous guests (did we mention we're excited about having them?) check out their bios HERE, as well as our other confirmed 2017 presenters. Stay tuned for updates.

Our Sincerest Gratitude

A huge THANK YOU to Calgary World Fantasy for providing a grant to help cover 2016 operations costs and thereby making it possible for the festival to move forward. With this decision to host a 2017 event comes a request for help. It's extremely difficult for volunteer organizations to be successful without the aid of volunteers and sponsors. Email me at if you're interested in helping out the festival in 2017!

The 2016 Event was so much fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first weekend long event! We had a great dealer room full of sponsors, friendly and effecient volunteers, amazing presenters and shiny happy attendees! Thanks to our presenter and super volunteer, Kristene Perron, we have some great pictures over at our blog. Check it out here!

The 2015 One Day Event is in the history books.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first year, from sponsors, to volunteers, presenters and attendees!

2015 Author Guest of Honour,

"Sandra Wickham's Creative Ink Festival is an impressively well organized and professionally run event. If this year's festival is what she can accomplish in her inaugural year, I can't wait to see where she takes this event next. I'm incredibly honored to have been part of this year's festival and look forward to participating in it for years to come."


Are you an author, artist or reader who would like to get involved with the festival? Email me!

homePresented by Sandra Wickham.