Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Writers’ Guild of Alberta to Present Calgary’s 7th Annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash on November 7

wga-novembergillerbashWith the support of Shelf Life Books, Wordfest, Freehand Books and Frontier College—the Writers’ Guild of Alberta will host Calgary’s 7th annual celebration of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This event brings readers, writers and supporters of the arts together in a vibrant and entertaining atmosphere to celebrate books, reading and to raise money for literacy. Local book blogger and President of the WGA, Anne Logan, will host the evening.

Read more

Banff Mountain Film + Book Festival Runs from October 29 to November 6

banff-festivalThe 41st annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, bursts with stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. The festival features over 75 films and in-person appearances by the world’s most iconic adventurers. Following the Festival in Banff, the World Tour hits the road bringing some of the audience favourites and special tour to a location near you.

Read more

Get Your Movie on at the Edmonton International Film Festival from September 29 to October 8

eiff-logoThe Edmonton International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, September 29, 2016 with over 150 films from Canada, Alberta and around the world. Kerrie Long, the festival director and her team, has curated a compelling line-up of films from all parts of the world, and in all genres — documentaries, short films, aboriginal, world, fiercely independent LGBTQ, Canadiana, sprinkled with a dash of Alberta’s own talented filmmakers.

Read more

Arden Theatre Presents Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy on “Media in the Age of Terror” on October 1

mohamed-fahmyCanadians of many stripes have seen their freedom stripped while abroad. And it’s a topic Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy knows firsthand. A former Al Jazeera English bureau chief, Fahmy was imprisoned in Cairo from 2013 to 2015 — which amounts to 438 days. He was locked up on the same wing as senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and a few who fought with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Read more

LitFest: Canada’s Only NonFiction Literary Festival Runs from October 13 – 23, 2016

Lit FestivalThe 11-day festival connects nonfiction fans with the authors and writers that are guiding conversations that matter to Canadians, from climate change to politics, social issues, and  ever-changing trends in cuisine. Festival attendees explore a wide variety of nonfiction related content, including author panels, readings, live performances, and master-class writing workshops. Single tickets for each production and all access festival passes are now on sale. Here’s my favourite picks for this year’s festival: 

Read more

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)

Archives