Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Edmonton’s Litfest: Where Nonfiction Comes to Life, October 16 to 27, 2013

Dan SavageLitfest is a festival, a movable feast where avid readers and nonfiction content creators meet at a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences. LitFest is the only nonfiction festival in Canada. It brings together some of the best-selling, award-winning and emerging authors of books, magazines and films. It also supports Edmonton as a local incubator for nonfiction literary talent. One of this year’s headliners is Dan Savage, a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary.

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Calgary’s Wordfest Features 65 Writers & 62 Page Festival Guide

WordFest 2013The 2013 Wordfest lineup has been revealed! Over 65 writers will be appearing at the 18th Annual Festival featuring artists from Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States. Wordfest runs from October 14 to 20 in various venues across Calgary and Banff. This year’s festival presents 60 separate events and is expected to attract an audience of over 14,000.

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Heartland, CBC’s No. 1 Family Drama Returns for 7th Season on October 7, 2013

Heartland CBC TVCBC’s number-one family drama, Heartland [shot and produced in Alberta], returns for a seventh season on Sunday, October 6 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Television.  This season, the multi-generational family saga is all about taking risks, stepping out of comfort zones and putting it all on the line for what they believe in: courage, love and family.

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Edmonton International Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala, September 26

Edmonton Film Festival 2013Directed by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier’, Muscle Shoals, a 112-minute documentary is a rockin’ way to kick off EIFF! Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals changed the world. At the heart of the film is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios.

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ACAA Presents “Win in Canada” Chinese Style Dragons’ Den on October 4

ACAAThe Alberta Chinese Alumni Association (ACAA) will present “Win in Canada” on October 4, a Chinese-style Dragons’ Den for promising, new high-tech companies based in Northern Alberta. The event represents a novel approach to trade and investment between China and Canada, focusing on access to Chinese investment capital and business opportunities in China.

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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)