Litfest 2017

LitFest is Canada’s only nonfiction literary festival. Since 2006, performance venues and concert halls across Edmonton have opened their doors each October to welcome and showcase the top voices in literary nonfiction from YEG and beyond. The 11-day festival connects nonfiction fans with the authors and writers, guiding conversations that matter to Canadians from climate change to politics to social issues–even the ever-changing trends in cuisine.

Litfest: Payam Akhavan: In Search of a Better World

  • Oct 15 @ 1pm

2017 Massey Lecturer Payam Akhavan is a renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar, whose book In Search of a Better World is a timely, essential, and passionate work of memoir and history. 

Litfest: Borderlines: Transcultural Artistic Encounters

  • Oct 15 @ 11am

Six writers, each with different backgrounds and writing in a variety of genres, offer their perspectives and insights on the coming together of differences—differing languages, values, practices—and the surprising commonalities that can emerge through sharing stories.

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