Literary & Theatre


7-8:30 PM   Amplify Anthology Launch   St. Albert Public Library  
Come celebrate the launch of St. Albert Amplify Festival’s first anthology of youth art! This collection includes 62 pieces of writing and visual art created by young artists from St. Albert and surrounding area, including Edmonton, Spruce Grove and Athabasca. Our “Book Banquet” will feature readings from the anthology, as well as refreshments. Come out to meet our artists and congratulate them on their beautiful work.

Guest artists include: Julia Sorenson, Micheal Jensen, Andrea Shipka And more!

This project would not be possible without the generous support of TD and the Edmonton Community Foundation.

The above image is “Untitled” by Felix Larouche.


2-4 PM  Open Mic Showcase    Good Earth Coffeehouse

Come discover, experience and celebrate the creative endeavors of St. Albert artists and performers. This open mic event will showcase short, original works by local teens and adults.  Excerpts from a memoir, short story, or novella, poetry, flash fiction, playwriting and songwriting  – all are possibilities at this afternoon showcase. Interested in presenting at this Open Mic event?  Contact Geoff Manderscheid ( 

7-8:30 PM   This is All a Lie with Thomas Trofimuk –  Book Launch & Reception  St. Albert Public Library

We celebrate local author, Thomas Trofimuk’s latest novel, This is All a Lie.  Trofimuk, the award-winning author of The 52nd Poem, Doubting Yourself to the Bone and Waiting for Columbus will be in conversation with Edmonton author, entertainer and educator, Gail Sidonie Sobat.  Books available for purchase and signing. Reception to follow. 



1 – 3 PM     Calligraphy in the Copperplate Style  Little White Schoolhouse, 2 Madonna Drive
Step back in time on Culture Days with the Art Gallery of St. Albert and St. Albert Cultivates the Arts.  Take a seat in the Little White School House, dip your pen in the ink and enjoy the meditative process of learning calligraphy in the Copperplate Style. Led by Dayle Lambert, this class is open to adults and youth over the age of 12.  All materials included.  Preregistration required for this free event in celebration of Culture Days.  Please register through the Art Gallery of St. Albert


2 – 3 PM   Calling the Northern Lights:  Family Storytime   St. Albert Public Library

Writer-in-Residence, Richard Van Camp, takes families on a magical journey through story.