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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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Girl Rising Screening to Celebrate 2014 International Women’s Day | Metro Cinema | March 8

Girl Rising ScreeningIn celebration of 2014 International Women’s Day, Chelsey Smith presents a Girl Rising screening at Metro Cinemas (8712 109th Street NW) on Saturday March 8. Doors open at 3pm with drinks and mingling and the film begins at 4pm. Girl Rising is now a global movement to break the cycle of poverty with a simple message: educate girls and you will change the world!

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CBC, CTV, GLOBAL and ROGERS Partner To Host The Red Carpet Portion Of The Canadian Screen Awards | March 9

Canadian Screen Awards 2014The second annual Canadian Screen Awards will once again unite film and television in one gala event, showcasing the country’s finest talent in one two-hour, star-studded celebration.  Who will walk the red carpet?  Who will take home the hardware?  Tune in Sunday, March 9, 2014 to find out!

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Justice Film Festival Debuts in St Albert | March 8 – 9, 2014

Justice Film FestivalThere will be lots to think about, discuss and maybe even take action about this weekend. The St. Albert Justice Film Festival marks its debut appearance with a slate of six documentaries that span the gamut of environmentalism, political activism, sustainable agriculture and 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)