Dave Bidini: Midnight Light

Bestselling author of On A Cold Road and founding member of the Rheostatics, journalist Dave Bidini uses his stint as guest columnist at the Yellowknifer newspaper to explore the “Gateway to the North,” the meaning of community, and the issues facing northern residents and their daily lives. In conversation with Avenue Magazine‘s Steven Sandor.

Let’s Get Real: Line-Up Announced for LitFest 2018

Canada’s original non-fiction festival is back! We’ve packed 11 days, from October 11 – 21st, with workshops, panels, discussions, and conversations brought to you by the best and brightest of the literary scene. From local neighbourhoods to global politics: no matter what you’re interested in we’ve got something for you. Check out the whole schedule here!  […]

A Brunch of Writers

The popular Sunday brunch on the final day of the fest returns! Join authors and readers to reminisce about the fest, hear from the author’s books, and about what’s going on in YEG’s lit community. Patrons will enjoy a mimosa or two, and a fabulous buffet brunch, courtesy of the Matrix Hotel. Featuring authors Billy-Ray […]

Non-Fiction Story Slam

The special LitFest edition of Story Slam is an all-time favourite event, where slammers battle for the limelight to the audience judges’ hearts. Ten writers. Five Minutes. All glory. (Arrive early, seating is limited.)

Memoir Hour: The Parent Trap

The ever-popular Memoir Hour returns! Family stories abound, from dealing with one’s own parents to becoming one, from learning cultural cues to confronting tragedy, from reluctant hockey moms to absorbing “Dad advice,” anyone with a parent will identify with and enjoy this bound-to-be fascinating conversation.

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age

Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family’s history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school. Beautifully written, honest and thought-provoking, Mamaskatch—named for the Cree […]

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