October 13, 8:00 AM – October 23, 5:00 PM EDT
LitFest is a festival where writers share true stories. Every October, we invite authors to the stage to tell what they know and challenge us with their ideas.
It’s Canada’s first and only nonfiction festival.
LitFest started small. In 2002, a few thought leaders formed the Alberta Book Fair Society and held a book fair. In 2006, that fair became a three-day non-fiction festival.
Since then, LitFest has grown. We’re now 11 eventful days. Throughout downtown (and occasionally Old Strathcona) stages feature authors and their thought-provoking books. Panels, readings, performances, and workshops start conversations.
LitFest connects people and ideas. Throughout the year, we scout authors and host writers who keep the city reading and talking about what matters most.
Check out our events for this year’s LitFest, taking place October 13 to 23 in Edmonton, Alberta.