Edmonton’s Litfest, the only non fiction festival in Canada, brings avid readers together with nonfiction content and creators through a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences. It showcases some of the best-selling, award-winning and emerging authors of books, magazine and film content. It also supports Edmonton as a local incubator for nonfiction literary talent. This year’s festival “What’s the Big Idea?” runs from October 12 to 23, 2011. CBC’s Centre Stage in Edmonton Centre will feature readings and interviews with some of Lit Fest’s hottest authors on October 14, 17, 19 and 21 at noon, free and open to all. Alice Major, Edmonton’s first poet laureate, will be launching her latest collection of essays: Intersecting Sets on October 18 at the Milner Theatre at the Edmonton Public Library.