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Theatre Alberta Seeking Submissions for Annual Playbill

Theatre Alberta PlaybillLooking for new ways to advertise your upcoming theatre season? Theatre Alberta’s Playbill is the only resource available in Alberta listing professional, community, and educational theatre productions together in a month-by-month format. Listing your season on the 2011/2012 Playbill poster is free as a benefit of group membership with Theatre Alberta. Please note that Group Membership must be valid through to the last day of your final season production. Contact Theatre Alberta today for more information on the many benefits of group membership. The rate for non-members to list productions on Playbill is still only $20/listing.

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In the Suicide’s Library: A Booklover’s Journey by Tim Bowling

In The Suicide's Library: A Booklover's Journey by Tim BowlingBowling’s memoir, In The Suicide’s Library: A Booklover’s Journey, was shortlisted for the 2011 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and the $10,000 City of Edmonton Book Prize. His most recent poetry collection The Annotated Bee and Me was nominated for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award. I have the book on hold at Audreys and no time to read it yet so for now you can read what his publisher has to say:

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Launch to the Moon at the Edmonton Poetry Festival | April 26

Here’s a super-hot presentation by two of North America’s best-known names in spoken word: Sheri-D Wilson and Regie Cabico.  Sheri-D – the Mama of Dada – and Regie — the Lady Gaga of Poetry – have more awards and performance credits than  NASA has astronauts, and they’re going to lift you off your feet. Together, they’re launching the brand-new Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach, which will be the go-to resource for spoken word poetry. The book and interactive website lead reader/participants on a creative journey of discovery, with ideas from 28 professional spoken word artists. Contributors include the likes of bill bissett, George Elliott Clarke, Shane Koyczan and Anne Waldman (New York City).

Tuesday April 26, 2011
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Milner Library Theatre
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Stray Dog, Persistance and Conflict Resolution Training Nets Alberta Writer a Hollywood Contract

On Toby's TermsWhen Charmaine Hammond and her husband Chris discovered that their newly adopted stray dog had a serious behavior problem, she responded like most people would. She took Toby to an animal behaviorial expert. Along the way to discovering and curing what made Toby respond so violently to being left alone that he tore apart the house, she added successful writer, remarkable publicist and soon to be Hollywood screenwriter to her accomplishments.

I learned about Toby and about Charmaine’s new book, On Toby’s Terms, when she sent me this email in response to having read the January 2011 issue of mediamag ezine and my request that readers to submit an article on a recently published Alberta book.

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Book Television’s and the Writers Guild of Alberta Announce Gayleen Froese 3-Day Novel Contest Winner

After some unforeseen delays, the WGA announced Gayleen Froese as the winner of Book Television’s 3-Day Novel Contest filmed in 2007. Runners up were: Paul Matwychuk and Matthew J. Trafford.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)