Litfest is excited to welcome Malcolm Gladwell to the Winspear Centre for Music on October 2 as part of his 2019 Canadian tour. The event is co-presented with the Edmonton Community Foundation, and will preview LitFest 2019, happening October 17-27 in downtown Edmonton. Tickets for the Gladwell event go on sale at 10 am on July 15 at

Gladwell’s first new book in six years, TALKING TO STRANGERS: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know, offers an incisive and powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go so terribly wrong. He starts by asking a question: “What happens when we have to deal with the unfamiliar?” 

Early-bird passes are on sale now for $99 (regular $139), and are available here. Festival Passes include entry to the Malcolm Gladwell event. The full schedule of festival events and tickets for individual presentations will be available on August 27th.

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