2020 STARFest Director's Message


peter midgley

Every year in October, STARFest celebrates the depth and diversity of Canada’s books and reading culture with a series of interviews with authors. In addition to the annual festival, STARFest programs regular After Hours events throughout the year.

STARFest puts our community of readers at the heart of the festival by creating opportunities for meaningful engagement between authors and audiences in intimate, convivial settings. STARFest programming is integrated with the programming at St Albert Public Library—summer reading programs, book clubs, author talks and readings—emphasizing that this festival is aimed at enhancing the reading experience.

For a decade now, STARFest has drawn audiences from St. Albert and neighbouring communities. Together, we continue to add to the thriving literary and artistic culture of St. Albert, the Metro Edmonton region, and the province.