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Words in 3D 2015: Intersections Conference for Writers, Editors, Publishers, and Agents in Edmonton May 22 to 24

Words in 3D logoEdmonton’s Words in 3D conference runs from May 22 to 24 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. It’s the second edition of the unique conference that connects writers, editors, publishers, and agents from across Canada. This year’s theme is Intersections and focuses on how each profession’s work with words intersects with other disciplines. Professional development and networking provide valuable perspectives on topics of interest relevant to the literary community in Edmonton and elsewhere.

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Fava Fest: Film & Video Arts Festival | April 13 – 18 | Garneau Theatre | Edmonton

fava-fest-article-2015FAVA’s 4th Annual FAVA FEST runs April 13-18th, 2015. This year they will be giving away $66,000 in cash awards, services, and commissions! Special events include three Best of Fava screenings, the 25th Anniversary Party for Bye-Bye Blues on April 17 with special guest appearance by the film’s director Anne Wheeler and a red carpet gala on April 18. The majority of the festival takes place at Metro Cinema in the historic Garneau Theatre. Here’s the details:

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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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The Third Annual Skirts Afire! herArts Festival, March 5 to 8, 2015 | Alberta Avenue | Edmonton

skirtsafire 2015 festivalThe third annual SkirtsAfire, herArts Festival from March 5 to 8 offers an amazing line up of talented artists once again this year, it is hard to know where to begin … but we do know it is time for you to begin planning your festival dates! Celebrate International Women’s Day all weekend long. 

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CTV to Provide Special Coverage of Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Leadership Election on September 6

CTV AlbertaAs the race for Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative party leader and next Premier heats up, CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary unveiled plans today to deliver Albertans PC LEADERSHIP 2014, a province-wide broadcast of the historic election taking place this weekend. Airing Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., the one-hour special, co-hosted by CTV News Edmonton Anchor Daryl McIntyre and CTV News Calgary Anchor Tara Nelson features leadership profiles of the three candidates: Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver, and Jim Prentice

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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)

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