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September 2018
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Writing to Heal and Empower at the Library

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Discover the healing capacities of creativity with Alexis Marie Chute, award-winning artist, author, photographer, filmmaker and advocate. Learn how to approach your creative writing endeavour with mindfulness and freedom, Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.  

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October 2018
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STARFEST presents Elinor Florence

October 9 @ 7:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Explore “historic fiction with heart” when Elinor Florence talks about her passion for Canadian history and the little-known people and incidents that have influenced her books. Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Esi Edugyan

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Delve into the stories of people displaced by history with much-acclaimed writer Esi Edugyan whose brilliantly conceived and gorgeously executed novels have taken Black literature in a whole new direction. Edugyan will be in conversation with Jesse Lipscombe on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Patrick Weekes

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Greet a rich cast of characters as gaming writer Patrick Weekes talks about his fast-moving adventure, Feeder. Weekes will be at the Library as part of the Eek Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Patrick Weekes appears in partnership with the Eek Festival.

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STARFest presents Katherine Ashenburg

October 15 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Meet noted non-fiction writer Katherine Ashenburg as she talks about her debut novel Sofie & Cecilia with Marina Endicott on Monday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Sharon Bala

October 16 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Feel the compassion in Sharon Bala’s writing as she talks about The Boat People, one of the final five books in this year’s CBC Canada Reads battle of the books. Bala will be in conversation with author Diana Davidson at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents The Right Honourable David Johnston

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Be inspired by our esteemed former Governor General and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious, as he talks about his new book, Trust, a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arden Theatre inside St. Albert Place. David Johnston will be in conversation with Dr. David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta. Tickets: $15, available at the library's main…

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STARFest presents Emma Hooper

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Travel east with Emma Hooper, whose debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, about a cross-country journey, is reminiscent of a fable. Her mythical style continues in her much-anticipated second novel, Our Homesick Songs, which takes us out to Newfoundland. Emma will be in conversation with Matthew Stepanic on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest…

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STARFest presents Maureen Jennings

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Prepare to be impressed by the body of work from Maureen Jennings, the author who inspired the TV series The Murdoch Mysteries. A recipient of eight nominations from the Crime Writers of Canada, Jennings will be in conversation with mystery writer Janice MacDonald on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by…

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STARFest presents Patrick deWitt

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Enjoy bestselling author Patrick deWitt as he talks about his wish to write humorous yet beautifully constructed stories that compel his readers to turn the page. His unique narrative takes us once more on a smart, entertaining read in his new novel French Exit. He will be in conversation with poet Zach Polis on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest…

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STARFest presents Cait Flanders

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Share Cait Flanders’ experience as she reveals her struggles to stop shopping and live more simply in her book The Year of Less, which became a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She will be in conversation with Michael Hingston on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest Gets Spooky

October 27 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Join author SG Wong as she hosts a conversation on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library, with three paranormal and speculative writers in this special STARFest event for Halloween. Discover how writers Chadwick Ginther, Rhonda Parrish and E.C. Bell balance spooks and frights with facts and research. Be prepared for some goosebump-raising moments! Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival)…

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STARFest presents Tom Wilson

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Discover why musician Tom Wilson felt like he was in a mystery novel from a young age, with refusals from his parents to answer his questions, and teasing from friends about “looking Indian”. In his book Beautiful Scars, Wilson explains how it took five decades for him to understand who he was. He will be in conversation with Barry Bailey, producer of St. Albert’s Seven Music Fest on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Arden Theatre,…

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November 2018
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STARFest presents Eden Robinson

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Say farewell to STARFest with Eden Robinson, a writer who describes Native traditions and modern realities with beautiful, honest language and biting humour. Robinson has long incorporated mythic elements into her fiction, and the second in her latest trilogy, Trickster Drift, is no exception. She will be in conversation with Richard van Camp in the library, on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest…

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