Canada’s only non-fiction festival, Edmonton’s LitFest, kicked off on Wednesday to much success, but the events continue now (October 19) through Sunday, October 28. The events include panels, discussions, and presentations by writers of non-fiction that draw on a range of relevant and informative topics.
There really is something for everyone at the various events throughout LitFest. One need not have to study or work with literature – or even describe themselves as a “book lover” – to enjoy this event (although, those who do will certainly want to attend!) The speakers at each event are incredibly insightful and look to engage familiar and relevant topics like social media, politics, and sustainability, in innovative and though-provoking ways.
Headlining the festival is the very charming Alexander McCall Smith, author of the popular No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of novels, with an appearance on Tuesday, October 23 (7 pm) at the Winspear Centre. This much-anticipated presentation will feature a reading, a discussion with writer Todd Babiak, and a book signing after the performance.
A full schedule of events can be viewed online.
Tickets are required for each event, prices range from $10 – $50. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets on the Square (9930-102 Ave.), online, or by calling 780-420-1757