Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

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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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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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)