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STARFest facts

Aislinn Hunter is an award-winning novelist and poet and the author of seven highly acclaimed books. Her work has been adapted into music, dance, art, and film – including a feature film based on her novel Stay, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her second novel, The World Before Us, was published to acclaim internationally, was a Globe & Mail Top 100 book, and won the BC Book Prize for fiction. Hunter holds degrees in Creative Writing, Art History, Writing and Cultural Politics, and English Literature. In 2018 she served as a Canadian War Artist working with Canadian and NATO forces. She teaches creative writing and lives in Vancouver, BC.

Thomas Trofimuk is an Edmonton writer who has four novels out in the world: The 52nd Poem, Doubting Yourself to the Bone, Waiting for Columbus, and most recently, This is All a Lie. He’s a long-time teacher at Youthwrite (a fantastic writing camp for kids), and writes on a regular basis for his own website at

STARFest is pleased to have Julia Sorensen join us on this evening. Julia is the current St. Albert Poet Laureate and a published writer, musician, and visual artist. Julia will offer a brief performance of her work to introduce the Aislinn Hunter event. Her performance is brought to us through a partnership between St. Albert Public Library and The City of St. Albert.

Order The Certainties from Glass Bookshop or Audreys Books.

You can view the recording of this event here.

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