Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Words in 3D 2015: Intersections Conference Offers Writers, Editors and Publishers Three Conferences in One

Wi3D150Words in 3D is back for 2015! Join me at the second edition of the unique conference that connects writers, editors, publishers, and agents from across Canada. The weekend focuses on how and where your work with words intersects with other disciplines. Professional development and networking are crucial components of the event, of course, but so are creativity and community. Bring along your energy and your enthusiasm and see where the road takes you.

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2015 Showcase Awards Winners Announced at Alberta Magazine Publishers Gala

awardThe Showcase Gold and Silver winners were announced and celebrated at the Alberta Magazine Awards Gala on March 5, 2015 in Calgary. Thanks to the hard work of more than 50 Alberta Magazine Awards volunteer judges – industry experts from across North America – nearly 300 editorial and design entries in 15 Showcase Awards categories were narrowed down to these award winners:

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Alberta Magazine of the Year and Showcase Award Winners to be Announced in Calgary on March 5

Alberta Magazine AwardsThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association announced the finalists for this year’s Showcase Awards, the recipients of the Achievement in Publishing, Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Best New Magazine awards and the shortlist for the Alberta Magazine of the Year Award. Winners to be announced on March 5 at the Awards Gala following their  annual conference.

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Alberta Book: Palliser Suite, A Trilogy of One Act Plays by Caroline Russell-King

Palliser Suite Palliser Suite is a trilogy of one act plays set in the Palliser Hotel in Calgary and written in homage to Neil Simon. The first play is Mr. Fix It. Mel wakes up at the Palliser Hotel to find that his ex–wife has come bearing the news that she wants to marry her boyfriend. The second is Second Chance, First Love. A sixty-something socialite, Zelda, hosts Stanley Stillman, her old boyfriend from when she was in her twenties. The final play is Funeral Fore! Two rival brothers meet up at the Palliser with their partners as they prepare for their father’s wake and the spreading of his ashes on a golf course. Miscommunication, sibling rivalry, obsessive compulsive cleaning, laughter and tears ensue.

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Submissions Invited for the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards until December 31, 2015

Alberta Literary AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards.  Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2014. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category.  The winners will be announced at the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Edmonton in the spring  in conjunction with the 2015 Words in 3 Dimensions Conference (

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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)