That’s a Wrap: Tima Kurdi at Metro Cinema

April 30, 2018

On April 24, 2018, LitFest had the pleasure of hosting Tima Kurdi in a candid conversation about her memoir The Boy on the Beach. Tima spoke with host Omar Mouallem about her family’s experience fleeing Syria as refugees and the events that lead to her decision to tell their story. After the event, Tima spent […]

It’s a Wrap! Thank you for Supporting LitFest 2017

October 26, 2017

Another LitFest has come to an end. With the dozens of authors and over 20 events, LitFest 2017 was a tremendous success. Audiences enjoyed the wisdom of human rights scholar Payam Akhavan who called for compassion in a world filled with misunderstanding and hate. Science storyteller Britt Wray took us into the fascinating world of […]

LitFest presents: Lorinda Stewart & Amanda Lindhout

October 23, 2017

On November 6, 2017 LitFest invites you to join us at the Matrix Hotel (Quartz Ballroom) for an evening with Lorinda Stewart and her daughter Amanda Lindhout as they talk about Stewart’s brand new memoir One Day Closer: A Mother’s Quest to Bring her Kidnapped Daughter Home.  One Day Closer is the true story of Stewart’s perseverance in the […]

Advertise in the LitFest Program Guide

July 19, 2017

More than 4000 people attend the multiple LitFest events that take place each festival season, and our program guide is a great way for local advertisers to reach them. If you are looking for an opportunity to engage with Edmontonians about your brand, company, or organization, download our rate card to learn more about the […]

LitFest is Hiring!

July 18, 2017

Do you love nonfiction literature? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with the festival, meet your favourite authors, and help to make this year’s LitFest the best one yet? We are currently accepting applications for 2 contract positions. We are seeking an Operations Manager and a Volunteer & Guest Coordinator leading up […]

Donate in June for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

June 21, 2017

By Dawn Carter People-powered giving June is the month for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, a way for people to donate to registered charities before summer gets into full swing. This year, the challenge corresponds with Canada 150. Every dollar counts towards a chance for a charity like LitFest to win a $10,000 grand prize […]

High Level Lit Salons Read Canada 150

June 13, 2017

High Level Lit Salons Read Canada 150 By Dawn Carter Late to the (Confederation) Party In an interview with Edmonton Community Foundation’s Well Endowed Podcast, Paula Simons, one of the High Level Lit anthology contributors, noted that Alberta didn’t join Confederation until 1905, so it never belonged to the Upper and Lower Canada narrative. Technically speaking, […]

That’s a wrap, folks!

October 24, 2016

We are beyond overjoyed, inspired, and grateful for the fantastic conversations and incredible audience turn-out for LitFest 2016. Thank you to everyone who came to our events, told their friends, and supported us throughout these past two weeks. We are delighted to say we had more sold-out events than ever before, saw plenty of new […]

LitFest All-Access Passes and Single Tickets Are On Sale Now!

August 26, 2016

Festival passes for LitFest 2016 are on sale! Our special early bird rate is $100 for access to ALL events this year. Shop now, because these passes go up to $125 on September 13! You can also shop our individual event listings here.  

The Clock is Ticking…

June 23, 2016

While the festival doesn’t officially kick off until October, the staff and volunteers at LitFest have been hard at work crafting a stellar lineup for our 10th ‘nonfictionversary.’ The 2016 fest will see the return of events that you already know and love — the Elevator Cabaret, Story Slam, and Food Matters— but bigger and better than ever before! In […]