Something To Do: LitFest '09

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Location: various locations (downtown Edmonton)
Address: Suite 6-22, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Phone: 780-498-2500
Email: litfest@interbaun.com
Dates: Wednesday, October 21-Sunday, October 25, 2009
Hours: Starts at Noon (Wed.-Fri.)/ 10AM (Sat.)/ 11AM (Sun.)
Cost: $100 (full pass)/ $25 (student pass)

The country's only creative non-fiction festival is Edmonton's International Literary Festival, LitFest for short. Now in its eighth year LitFest brings together award-winning and emerging writers, artists and filmmakers for thought-provoking presentations, readings and panel discussions. The 5-day event celebrates and promotes local writers and artists who "employ the diligence of a reporter, the shifting voices and viewpoints of a novelist, the refined work play of a poet and the analytical modes of the essayist and a journalist." The successor of the Alberta Book Fair, LitFest also includes three pre-event showcases: "The Dissent of China" at the U of A's Telus Centre (Thursday, October 8), "PEN Writers Cabaret" at the ARTery (Thursday, October 15), and "The Heart of Ukraine" at the Spruce Grove Public Library (Friday, October 16). For a full list of events and times click here.
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