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.

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Featured Writers

Karen Spafford-Fitz

Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Karen Spafford-Fitz is a life-long book lover who studied English Language and Literature, then Education at Queen’s University. She went on to teach elementary and junior-high students in Toronto and Edmonton and soon began writing her own stories.

Although no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, Karen still writes with the heart of an educator and is the author of eight middle-grade and young adult novels. Many of her books are set in Edmonton and have been recognized as “The Year’s Best Books” by Resource Links Journal and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Karen’s middle-grade title, Volleyball Vibe (Lorimer: fall 2020), is a CCBC “Best Book of the Year” and is among the “TD Summer Reading Club Recommended Reads.” Her latest novel, Pickpocket (Orca: January 2021), is set in Old Nice and is a contender for the American Library in Paris Book Awards for a title that deepens and stimulates an understanding of France and the French.

View a complete list of all of her books that are in EPL’s collection.

Be sure to also check out her list of titles for kids and teens from Edmonton and area authors.

Zach Polis
Caitlin Crawshaw

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.  

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Wild for Wildlife

Jul 29th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Event
Learn about wildlife & discover how the actions you take during your outdoor getaways play a big part in protecting Canada’s natural places.

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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.

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EPL also provides access to databases and online libraries that include works by local authors. Check them out here.

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