Ten days left to get your tickets to Susan Orlean! PLUS get $5 off Metro’s post-event screening of Adaptation!

The final countdown is on! Purchase your tickets here and see Susan Orlean discuss her latest release, The Library Book at the Metro Cinema on March 5th. LitFest ticket holders will also get $5 off for Metro’s post-event screening of ADAPTATION at 9:30PM, based on Orlean’s book The Orchid Thief. Info on the screening here.  We hope to see […]

Could #YEG Be a City of Literature? UNESCO Creative Cities Bid Information Session

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was launched in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities which recognize creativity as a major factor in their urban development. Since last summer, a small working group of local literary citizens has assembled to prepare a bid for Edmonton to join the Creative Cities Network as a City of Literature in […]

Call for Board & Committee Members

LitFest’s Board of Directors is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to serve as board and committee members. If you are interested in participating in areas of fund development, events, strategic planning, and/or governance, please send an expression of interest and your CV/resume to [email protected]  

Catch NYT Bestselling Author Susan Orlean in YEG!

Join us at Metro Cinema on March 5th for an evening in conversation with award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean on her latest release, The Library Book. Hosted by EPL’s Pilar Martinez. Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library, Orlean delivers a […]

Susan Orlean: The Library Book

March 5, 2019 7:00PM @ Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre) Join us for an evening in conversation with Susan Orlean on her latest release, The Library Book. Hosted by EPL’s Pilar Martinez.  Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York […]

Susan Orlean: The Library Book

Join us for an evening in conversation with Susan Orlean on her latest release, The Library Book. Hosted by EPL’s Pilar Martinez.  Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the devastating 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely […]

Astronaut/Aquanaut Dave Williams

Astronaut/Aquanaut Dave Williams, hosted by Adam Rozenhart.  Saskatchewan born Dave Williams, has flown to space twice, once on the shuttle Columbia and once on Endeavor, logging over thirteen million kilometers in space and over seventeen hours of spacewalks (he set a Canadian record for the total number of spacewalks). He became the first non-American to […]

That’s a wrap on LitFest 2018! Thank you!

THAT’S A WRAP. THANKS TO ALL FOR A GREAT RUN! What a jam-packed eleven days we’ve had! At LitFest 2018 we visited the site of a back-alley fight, vicariously met the writers of Palestine, and held space for the legacy a beloved writer who left an indelible impact on Canada’s literary community. And the most amazing […]

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