Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Canadian Magazines: Past, Present, Future to be the Topic of a Public Event on August 16 in Edmonton

ModMagCanadian Magazines: Past, Present, Future—presented by the Modern Magazines Project Canada and supported in part by Eighteen Bridges magazine and the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association—features talks, readings, and displays highlighting the past, present, and future of magazine publishing in Canada.

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Alberta Magazine Design, Sales and Cultural Magazine Intensives in Calgary and Edmonton in August and September

publishing intensivesJoin the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) for three magazine publishing intensives, two in Calgary — a Sales Intensive on August 18 and a Cultural/Small Magazine Intensive on September 13 and in Edmonton a Design Intensive: Revitalizing Your Magazine’s Design from Process to Cover on August 19. Workshops cost $200 for non-members, run from 10 to 4:30pm and include lunch.

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Edmonton’s Global Vision Festival Ends on a High Note with Announcement of 2014 Film Award Winners

Global Visions FestivalThe 2014 Global Visions Festival wrapped on a high note on May 15, with a huge crowd on hand for their crowd-pleasing Closing Night film, Mistaken for Strangers. The celebration included the announcement of the 2014 Film Awards, featuring six Juried Awards and the 2014 City Television Audience Award along with the Top 10 films as choosen by the audience.

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WGA Announces Shortlist for 2014 Alberta Literary Awards

2014-Alberta-Literary-AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the finalists for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards on April 11.The Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.  Awards jurors have deliberated 212 submissions to select 27 finalists in nine categories. Finalists represent extraordinary literary work written by Alberta authors and published in 2013.

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FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival | Edmonton | March 25 – 29, 2014

FAVA FEST EdmontonFAVA aims to usher in a tradition in Edmonton with their inaugural FAVA FEST on March 25 to 29. Features include a Trade Show, a toast to one of their founders, screenings of films submitted to this year’s FAVA Awards of Excellence and Sundance Film Festival, a GALA at which they are giving away more than $25,000 in prizes and much more…

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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)