Capital City Press
Capital City Press is a gathering place, both digitally and physically, for the exchange of ideas and education on the craft of writing. It gives EPL the opportunity to showcase and promote notable work from within our community, while also giving Edmontonians a chance to discover fantastic local writers and discuss their creations. Capital City Press aims to help support and grow writing in the community.
Zach Polis is a screenwriter, playwright, and former poet laureate. He studied screenwriting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, as well as Scriptwriting for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School. Zach graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Creative Writing (with Distinction). Zach’s poems have been featured on Vogue Italia’s PhotoVogue, and Teen Vogue describes his style as brilliant. Zach has performed in New York City, as well as on CBC Radio.
He was St. Albert’s first poet laureate, acting as a literary and cultural ambassador to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. He is an alumnus of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s spoken word residency. He is a recipient of the Edmonton Artists' Trust Fund Award and RBC Emerging Artist Award.
His work has been supported by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, CBC/Radio-Canada, TELUS STORYHIVE, National Screen Institute, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and Writers' Trust of Canada.
Past Featured Writers
Featured writers will host a variety of programs that are free for the community throughout the year. Annual events include the Capital City Press Book Festival and the Young Writers Conference.
Edmonton Literary Events
Do you have an upcoming workshop or reading that you would like to promote?
Submissions will be reviewed and added to the Edmonton Literary Events calendar if approved. New postings to the calendar will occur weekly, so please plan to submit far enough in advance of your event.