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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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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Foundation Invites Participants to the Annual Lawn Bowling Tournament in Support of Young Journalists on August 16

lawn bowlingThe Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation is holding their 6th annual Sugar Bowl Lawn Bowling Tournament and Fundraiser in support of journalism and young writers and everyone’s invited to participate. The event is an annual tradition: each year teams from the magazine industry join in the fun for a great journalistic cause. This is a networking and team-building opportunity for you, your staff, colleagues, friends and family!

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When Words Collide Festival Set to Take Calgary by Storm on August 8 to 10, 2014

When Words CollideWhen Words Collide is a Calgary festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Historical, Literary, and Nonfiction. The festival runs from August 8 to 10, 2014, from Friday noon – Sunday evening at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. Concurrent discussion panels, presentations, and workshops on a broad range of topics of interest to readers and writers take place in meeting rooms throughout the host hotel.

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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)