Capital City Press Festival: Celebrating Albertan Writing

Stay tuned for details about the 2018 Capital City Press Festival which will take place in Fall 2018


Read Local.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, May 20th at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre for the first ever Capital City Press book festival from 10am-6pm.

  • Discover and purchase great locally written and published books
  • Get your books signed by participating authors
  • Attend panels on a variety of topics featuring some of Alberta's top writers


Time Panel Name Participating Writers
 10:30am - 11:15am  From Aliens to the Zodiac: The A-Z's of Writing for Kids and Teens
 Marty Chan, Tololwa Mollel and Joan Marie Galat
Moderator: Natasha Deen
 11:30am- 12:15pm  Meet the Alberta Readers' Choice Award Finalists Todd Babiak, Lauralyn Chow, Natasha Deen, Katherine Koller and Susanna Pfisterer
Moderator: Laurel Deedrick-Mayne
 12:30pm-1:15pm  Storytelling Workshop  David van Belle
 1:30pm - 2:15pm Prairie Poesy: The Earl of Southesk, Edmonton's original very bad poet  Paula Simons
 2:30pm-3:15pm  True Crime Panel  Ryan Cormier and Jana G. Pruden
Moderator: Paula Simons
 3:30pm - 4:15pm  Speculative Fiction Panel  Natasha Deen, Rhonda Parrish and Susan MacGregor
Moderator S.G. Wong

Participating Writers:

Participating Organizations & Publishers:

Book Signing Schedule:

Time  Participating Writers
 10:30am - 11:15am  Katherine Koller and Lisa Lawrence
 11:30am - 12:15pm  Marty Chan and Joan Marie Galat
 1pm - 1:45pm  Tim Reynolds, Natasha Deen and Kelly Shepherd
 2pm - 2:45pm  Lauralyn Chow, Susanna Pfisterer and Wayne Arthurson
 3:30pm - 4:15pm  Ryan Cormier and Jana G. Pruden
 4:30pm - 5:15pm  Natasha Deen, Susan MacGregor, Rhonda Parrish and S.G. Wong

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre - 8426 Gateway Boulevard NW


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This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.