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STARFest - St. Albert Readers Festival

  • St. Albert Public Library 5 Saint Anne Street St. Albert, AB, T8N 3Z9 Canada (map)

From memoirs to mysteries, STARFest welcomes writers from across the country who will transport you to the Shuswap, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland, and on to India and Yorkshire!

Reflecting the character and geography of our country with a cast of well-rounded characters, STARFest welcomes a trio of popular Canadian storytellers – Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Donna Morrissey and Dianne Warren. Take a 19th century trip to the Amazonian rainforest with Alissa York and experience the colors and customs of Indian life with Anita Rau Badami, runner-up in this year’s CBC Canada Reads.

For lovers of mysteries, STARFest welcomes Peter Robinson creator of Yorkshire’s DCI Banks, and Inger Ash Wolfe, creator of Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef. Wolfe is the alter ego of literary fiction writer Michael Redhill—two for the price of one at this event!

As an alternative to fiction Ian Brown, Plum Johnson, Camilla Gibb and Olympian Clara Hughes offer stories of aging, family relationships, and overcoming challenges. Lots of food for thought!

You will experience, and be part of, great conversations with talented hosts such as Angie Abdou, Wayne Arthurson, Marty Chan, Diana Davidson, Marina Endicott, Laurie Greenwood, Jana Pruden and Paula Simons.

Get your tickets now for STARFest 2016 and enjoy being transported to exotic places through the power of storytelling.

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Later Event: October 14
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