October 2021

For the health and safety of our community and staff, LitFest will be following City of Edmonton bylaws and Government of Alberta COVID-19 requirements for all in-person events.

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Thursday October 14, 2021

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2021-10-14 18:00:00 2021-10-14 18:00:00 America/Edmonton Praying to the West & The Last Baron LitFest's 15th anniversary kicks off with the Edmonton launch of Omar Mouallem's Praying to the West, followed by a screening of his documentary film The Last Baron. Hosted by Gian Marco Visconti. As of September 20, 2021, attendance of all events at Metro Cinema will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) upon entry. Please arrive at the cinema with your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo ID ready. Note: no information will be scanned, stored, or shared. Additional information can be found here.   Metro Cinema LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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Praying to the West & The Last Baron

Metro Cinema
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    LitFest's 15th anniversary kicks off with the Edmonton launch of Omar Mouallem's Praying to the West, followed by a screening of his documentary film The Last Baron. Hosted by Gian Marco Visconti.

    As of September 20, 2021, attendance of all events at Metro Cinema will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) upon entry.

    Please arrive at the cinema with your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo ID ready. Note: no information will be scanned, stored, or shared. Additional information can be found here.  

    Friday October 15, 2021

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    2021-10-15 17:00:00 2021-10-15 17:00:00 America/Edmonton Seeing Beyond the Gallery Three of the authors of Laberinto Press' second anthology Beyond the Gallery will ponder what lies beneath the idea of the museum, including ephemeral art, tattoo art practices, and yes, the invisible museum. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.         Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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    Seeing Beyond the Gallery

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    10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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    Three of the authors of Laberinto Press' second anthology Beyond the Gallery will ponder what lies beneath the idea of the museum, including ephemeral art, tattoo art practices, and yes, the invisible museum.

    Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

           
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    Saturday October 16, 2021

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    2021-10-16 10:00:00 2021-10-16 10:00:00 America/Edmonton Masterclass: Memory Palace with Carla Funk This masterclass with Carla Funk encourages writers to plunder the rooms of memory, all the with the purpose of working toward memoir-writing. So often, the memories we hold remain locked away, like the darkened wings of a palace kept off limits to the ordinary visitor. This class will explore creative ways of getting to the images, details, stories, and scenes that wait behind those bolted doors, plus some practical ideas for how to write expansively, even when you don’t remember all the facts. Bring a notebook and come ready for a tour—all-access and behind those velvet ropes—of your own memory palace. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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    Masterclass: Memory Palace with Carla Funk

    Latitude 53
    10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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    This masterclass with Carla Funk encourages writers to plunder the rooms of memory, all the with the purpose of working toward memoir-writing. So often, the memories we hold remain locked away, like the darkened wings of a palace kept off limits to the ordinary visitor. This class will explore creative ways of getting to the images, details, stories, and scenes that wait behind those bolted doors, plus some practical ideas for how to write expansively, even when you don’t remember all the facts. Bring a notebook and come ready for a tour—all-access and behind those velvet ropes—of your own memory palace.

    Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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    2021-10-16 14:00:00 2021-10-16 14:00:00 America/Edmonton The Memoir Hour – Body of Words The Memoir Hour returns with with three writers exploring different journeys that a woman's body can take: From a curious Mennonite adolescence to embracing decolonized desire to single motherdom by choice. Hosted by poet and author Rayanne Haines. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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    The Memoir Hour – Body of Words

    Latitude 53
    10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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    The Memoir Hour returns with with three writers exploring different journeys that a woman's body can take: From a curious Mennonite adolescence to embracing decolonized desire to single motherdom by choice. Hosted by poet and author Rayanne Haines.

    Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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    2021-10-16 15:30:00 2021-10-16 15:30:00 America/Edmonton Nedί Nezų (Good Medicine) Poet Tenille K. Campbell discuses her book,  nedί nezų (Good Medicine) Edmonton Poetry Festival director Shima Robinson. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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    Nedί Nezų (Good Medicine)

    Latitude 53
    10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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    Poet Tenille K. Campbell discuses her book,  nedί nezų (Good Medicine) Edmonton Poetry Festival director Shima Robinson.

    Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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    2021-10-16 18:00:00 2021-10-16 18:00:00 America/Edmonton disorientation: Ian Williams Giller Prize winner Ian Williams returns with a powerful work of non-fiction, bringing fresh eyes and new insights to today's urgent conversation on race and racism through illuminating essays that grow out of his experience as a Black man moving through the world. Williams will be hosted in conversation with Edmonton Poetry Festival's producer and poet, Shima Robinson (a.k.a. Dwennimmen). Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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    disorientation: Ian Williams

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      Giller Prize winner Ian Williams returns with a powerful work of non-fiction, bringing fresh eyes and new insights to today's urgent conversation on race and racism through illuminating essays that grow out of his experience as a Black man moving through the world. Williams will be hosted in conversation with Edmonton Poetry Festival's producer and poet, Shima Robinson (a.k.a. Dwennimmen).

      Sunday October 17, 2021

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      2021-10-17 10:00:00 2021-10-17 10:00:00 America/Edmonton Masterclass: Drawing From Life: Using Images to Translate Memories into Memoir Get your pen and paper ready: In this masterclass participants will not only hear about how to take a memory and translate it into sequential images (like a graphic novel), but you’ll actually be doing it too. See how drawing your scene tightens your story, takes away extraneous text, and boils the scene down to its essence. See also how visual metaphor enters your story, adding layers of emotion, physicality, and meaning. If you don’t know how to draw, no problem. Stick figures are your friends! Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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      Masterclass: Drawing From Life: Using Images to Translate Memories into Memoir

      Latitude 53
      10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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      Get your pen and paper ready: In this masterclass participants will not only hear about how to take a memory and translate it into sequential images (like a graphic novel), but you’ll actually be doing it too. See how drawing your scene tightens your story, takes away extraneous text, and boils the scene down to its essence. See also how visual metaphor enters your story, adding layers of emotion, physicality, and meaning. If you don’t know how to draw, no problem. Stick figures are your friends!

      Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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      2021-10-17 11:30:00 2021-10-17 11:30:00 America/Edmonton Masterclass: Truth-Telling, Vulnerability and Sitting in the Discomfort of your Writing Being vulnerable in our writing is an uncomfortable process. Choosing to write about difficult experiences for publication involves telling the deep truth of pain and suffering, while also acknowledging the work as a piece of art. When you make this decision, you must first answer the most difficult question— every time you approach the task of writing — What is the truth? Being vulnerable on the page creates discomfort, and often, a resistance to engaging with the deeper work you know you need to do. In this 90-minute master class, we first talk about being vulnerable in our discomfort and then how to dig deeper into sharing truth in our writing by using our senses, minimalism and instinct, and bridging the universal and personal. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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      Masterclass: Truth-Telling, Vulnerability and Sitting in the Discomfort of your Writing

      Latitude 53
      10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
      Tickets
      Author Poet

      Being vulnerable in our writing is an uncomfortable process. Choosing to write about difficult experiences for publication involves telling the deep truth of pain and suffering, while also acknowledging the work as a piece of art. When you make this decision, you must first answer the most difficult question— every time you approach the task of writing — What is the truth? Being vulnerable on the page creates discomfort, and often, a resistance to engaging with the deeper work you know you need to do. In this 90-minute master class, we first talk about being vulnerable in our discomfort and then how to dig deeper into sharing truth in our writing by using our senses, minimalism and instinct, and bridging the universal and personal.

      Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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      2021-10-17 13:00:00 2021-10-17 13:00:00 America/Edmonton Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers Travelling across borders of all kinds, from battlefields and occupied lands to midnight fares and Tim Hortons parking lots, author Marcello Di Cintio chronicles the many journeys each driver made merely for the privilege to turn on their rooflight. He finds that their lives aren’t defined by tragedy or frustration but by ingenuity and generosity, hope and hard work. From night school and sixteen-hour shifts to schemes for athletic careers and the secret Shakespeare of Dylan’s lyrics, Di Cintio’s subjects share the passions and triumphs that drive them. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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      Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers

      Latitude 53
      10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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      Travelling across borders of all kinds, from battlefields and occupied lands to midnight fares and Tim Hortons parking lots, author Marcello Di Cintio chronicles the many journeys each driver made merely for the privilege to turn on their rooflight. He finds that their lives aren’t defined by tragedy or frustration but by ingenuity and generosity, hope and hard work. From night school and sixteen-hour shifts to schemes for athletic careers and the secret Shakespeare of Dylan’s lyrics, Di Cintio’s subjects share the passions and triumphs that drive them.

      Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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      2021-10-17 15:00:00 2021-10-17 15:00:00 America/Edmonton Masterclass: Getting to Know You Author Marcello Di Cintio offers this workshop on mastering the art of profile writing. Topics covered will include interviewing techniques and working with personal conversations, all techniques he employed in writing Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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      Masterclass: Getting to Know You

      Latitude 53
      10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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      Author Marcello Di Cintio offers this workshop on mastering the art of profile writing. Topics covered will include interviewing techniques and working with personal conversations, all techniques he employed in writing Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers.

      Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

      Monday October 18, 2021

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      2021-10-18 20:00:00 2021-10-18 20:00:00 America/Edmonton Election Night: Edmonton Votes 2021 It's a big night for Edmonton, so we're giving the authors a break to make sure everyone has enough time to get to their polling stations! You're invited to join in the FREE watch-party as Metro Cinema streams Edmonton's election night coverage on the big screen. As of September 20, 2021, attendance of all events at Metro Cinema will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) upon entry. Please arrive at the cinema with your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo ID ready. Note: no information will be scanned, stored, or shared. Additional information can be found here.   Metro Cinema LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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      Election Night: Edmonton Votes 2021

      Metro Cinema
      8712 109 Street Edmonton, AB

        It's a big night for Edmonton, so we're giving the authors a break to make sure everyone has enough time to get to their polling stations! You're invited to join in the FREE watch-party as Metro Cinema streams Edmonton's election night coverage on the big screen.

        As of September 20, 2021, attendance of all events at Metro Cinema will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) upon entry.

        Please arrive at the cinema with your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo ID ready. Note: no information will be scanned, stored, or shared. Additional information can be found here.  

        Tuesday October 19, 2021

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        2021-10-19 19:00:00 2021-10-19 19:00:00 America/Edmonton Two Women Who Went First: Indira Samarasekera and Martha Piper Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first (and so far only) female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities. What they had in common was their gender, and their willingness to take risks when leadership opportunities presented themselves. It was not always easy, pretty, or fair, but it was always the result of choosing to answer the call to lead. In Nerve: Lessons on leadership from two Women who went first the authors share their personal and professional stories, offering guidance for women leaders of every age and at every stage of their career. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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        Two Women Who Went First: Indira Samarasekera and Martha Piper

        Virtual/Online
        Edmonton, AB
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          Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first (and so far only) female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities. What they had in common was their gender, and their willingness to take risks when leadership opportunities presented themselves. It was not always easy, pretty, or fair, but it was always the result of choosing to answer the call to lead.

          In Nerve: Lessons on leadership from two Women who went first the authors share their personal and professional stories, offering guidance for women leaders of every age and at every stage of their career.

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          Wednesday October 20, 2021

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          2021-10-20 12:00:00 2021-10-20 12:00:00 America/Edmonton CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Omar Mouallem Author Omar Mouallem is presented in partnership with the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta for this noon-hour reading and Q&A session. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org

          CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Omar Mouallem

          Virtual/Online
          Edmonton, AB
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            Author Omar Mouallem is presented in partnership with the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta for this noon-hour reading and Q&A session.

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            2021-10-20 18:00:00 2021-10-20 18:00:00 America/Edmonton “Indian” in the Cabinet: Jody Wilson-Raybould Inspired by the example of her grandmother, and raised as the daughter of a hereditary chief and Indigenous leader, Jody Wilson-Raybould always knew she would take on leadership responsibilities. She never anticipated, however, that those roles would lead her to Ottawa as Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Cabinet of then newly elected prime minister Justin Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould’s experience in Cabinet reveals important lessons about how we must continue to strengthen our political institutions and culture, and the changes we must make to meet challenges in racial justice and climate change. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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            “Indian” in the Cabinet: Jody Wilson-Raybould

            Virtual/Online
            Edmonton, AB
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              Inspired by the example of her grandmother, and raised as the daughter of a hereditary chief and Indigenous leader, Jody Wilson-Raybould always knew she would take on leadership responsibilities. She never anticipated, however, that those roles would lead her to Ottawa as Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Cabinet of then newly elected prime minister Justin Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould’s experience in Cabinet reveals important lessons about how we must continue to strengthen our political institutions and culture, and the changes we must make to meet challenges in racial justice and climate change.

              Thursday October 21, 2021

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              2021-10-21 16:00:00 2021-10-21 16:00:00 America/Edmonton Avenue of Champions: Conor Kerr Set in Edmonton, Conor Kerr's debut novel considers Indigenous youth in relation to the urban constructs and colonial spaces in which they survive — from violence, whitewashing, trauma, and racism to language revitalization, relationships with Elders, restaking land claims, and ultimately, triumph. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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              Avenue of Champions: Conor Kerr

              Latitude 53
              10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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              Set in Edmonton, Conor Kerr's debut novel considers Indigenous youth in relation to the urban constructs and colonial spaces in which they survive — from violence, whitewashing, trauma, and racism to language revitalization, relationships with Elders, restaking land claims, and ultimately, triumph.

              Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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              2021-10-21 18:00:00 2021-10-21 18:00:00 America/Edmonton Special Topics in Being a Human Author, educator, and public speaker S. Bear Bergman offers an illustrated guide to practical advice for the modern age. It offers Dad advice and Jewish bubbe wisdom, all filtered through a queer lens, to help you navigate the complexities of life - from how to make big decisions or make a good apology, to how to get someone's new name and pronouns right as quickly as possible, to how to gracefully navigate a breakup. With warmth and candor, Bergman calls out social inequities and injustices in traditional advice-giving, validates your feelings, asks a lot of questions, and tries to help you be your best possible self with kindness, compassion, and humour. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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              Special Topics in Being a Human

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              Edmonton, AB
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                Author, educator, and public speaker S. Bear Bergman offers an illustrated guide to practical advice for the modern age. It offers Dad advice and Jewish bubbe wisdom, all filtered through a queer lens, to help you navigate the complexities of life - from how to make big decisions or make a good apology, to how to get someone's new name and pronouns right as quickly as possible, to how to gracefully navigate a breakup. With warmth and candor, Bergman calls out social inequities and injustices in traditional advice-giving, validates your feelings, asks a lot of questions, and tries to help you be your best possible self with kindness, compassion, and humour.

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                2021-10-21 19:30:00 2021-10-21 19:30:00 America/Edmonton Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea Alex Wood offers up a wildly disarming memoir on how he overcame his multiple addictions. As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Wood was on track to die young. But at age 29, he concocted a plan to quit not only alcohol and drugs, but everything else that he felt was holding him back: cigarettes, caffeine, red meat, dairy, sugar, social media, smartphones, porn, credit cards, nail-biting, social media, and gossip. With plenty of self-effacing wit and grace, Float like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea tears down the walls of shame surrounding addiction, providing an honest and open portrait of the stakes involved when one is willing to quit everything in order to survive. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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                Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

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                Edmonton, AB
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                  Alex Wood offers up a wildly disarming memoir on how he overcame his multiple addictions. As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Wood was on track to die young. But at age 29, he concocted a plan to quit not only alcohol and drugs, but everything else that he felt was holding him back: cigarettes, caffeine, red meat, dairy, sugar, social media, smartphones, porn, credit cards, nail-biting, social media, and gossip. With plenty of self-effacing wit and grace, Float like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea tears down the walls of shame surrounding addiction, providing an honest and open portrait of the stakes involved when one is willing to quit everything in order to survive.

                  Friday October 22, 2021

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                  2021-10-22 19:00:00 2021-10-22 19:00:00 America/Edmonton Words from the Wise: Poetry from Community Leaders In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest is thrilled to present an evening of poetry readings with leaders in Edmonton's poetry community, hosted by the Edmonton Poetry Festival's artistic producer, Shima Robinson aka Dwennimmen. Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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                  Words from the Wise: Poetry from Community Leaders

                  Latitude 53
                  10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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                  In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest is thrilled to present an evening of poetry readings with leaders in Edmonton's poetry community, hosted by the Edmonton Poetry Festival's artistic producer, Shima Robinson aka Dwennimmen.

                  Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

                  Saturday October 23, 2021

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                  2021-10-23 10:00:00 2021-10-23 10:00:00 America/Edmonton Masterclass: Storytelling with Richard Van Camp In this empowering and soul inspiring workshop, internationally renowned Tlicho Dene storyteller, Richard Van Camp, will share his insights into how to become a better storyteller. He'll introduce you to using props as a way to enchant your audience and he'll show you how to become the story. We're going to have a lot of fun together so come on out and get ready to rock! Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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                  Masterclass: Storytelling with Richard Van Camp

                  Virtual/Online
                  Edmonton, AB
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                    In this empowering and soul inspiring workshop, internationally renowned Tlicho Dene storyteller, Richard Van Camp, will share his insights into how to become a better storyteller. He'll introduce you to using props as a way to enchant your audience and he'll show you how to become the story. We're going to have a lot of fun together so come on out and get ready to rock!

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                    2021-10-23 12:00:00 2021-10-23 12:00:00 America/Edmonton COVID Collections COVID Collections a community collaboration between members of ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan and the greater Alberta region. It includes voices of BIPOC, disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, mothers, sisters, daughters, artists, performers, poets, writers, academics, and more. This collection examines individual struggles that people have faced during COVID-19. Struggles may be universal, but they are not equal; some of our communities have been significantly impacted. This book offers readers a chance to connect intimately and have compassion for the folks they make eye contact with or brush against on the street. Presented by SkirtsAfire.   Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events. Latitude 53 LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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                    COVID Collections

                    Latitude 53
                    10242 106 Street Edmonton Edmonton, AB
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                    COVID Collections a community collaboration between members of ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan and the greater Alberta region. It includes voices of BIPOC, disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, mothers, sisters, daughters, artists, performers, poets, writers, academics, and more. This collection examines individual struggles that people have faced during COVID-19. Struggles may be universal, but they are not equal; some of our communities have been significantly impacted. This book offers readers a chance to connect intimately and have compassion for the folks they make eye contact with or brush against on the street. Presented by SkirtsAfire.

                     

                    Proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of the event will be required for every person (aged 12+) attending in-person LitFest events.

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                    2021-10-23 19:00:00 2021-10-23 19:00:00 America/Edmonton Lyrical Femmes In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest presents an evening of poetry performance from two major forces of leadership and innovation in Canadian performance poetry, Nisha Patel - author of COCONUT, and Jillian Christmas - author of The Gospel of Breaking. Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
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                    Lyrical Femmes

                    Virtual/Online
                    Edmonton, AB
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                      In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, LitFest presents an evening of poetry performance from two major forces of leadership and innovation in Canadian performance poetry, Nisha Patel - author of COCONUT, and Jillian Christmas - author of The Gospel of Breaking.

                      Sunday October 24, 2021

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                      2021-10-24 11:00:00 2021-10-24 11:00:00 America/Edmonton Brunch of Writers: Celebrity Dish We're going back online for the closing brunch this year to dish with writers across the continent about celebrities. Catch editor Michael Hingston with contributors to High Profile, the very hot box set out by Hingston & Olsen that offers individually-bound editions of the decade's best celebrity profiles. Plus, special guest Tom Vitale drops in to discuss his book In the Weeds, a memoir about working with the world's most well-remembered celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain. Hosted by Twyla Campbell and LF's own Fawnda Mithrush! Virtual/Online LitFest Alberta info@litfestalberta.org
                      Free Events

                      Brunch of Writers: Celebrity Dish

                      Virtual/Online
                      Edmonton, AB
                        Tickets
                        Author
                        Author
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                        We're going back online for the closing brunch this year to dish with writers across the continent about celebrities. Catch editor Michael Hingston with contributors to High Profile, the very hot box set out by Hingston & Olsen that offers individually-bound editions of the decade's best celebrity profiles. Plus, special guest Tom Vitale drops in to discuss his book In the Weeds, a memoir about working with the world's most well-remembered celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain. Hosted by Twyla Campbell and LF's own Fawnda Mithrush!