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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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2020 Featured Writers

Joan Marie Galat

Joan Marie Galat is an award-winning author in Parkland County, writing for both adults and children. She shares places to explore in Day Trips From Edmonton; her love of the night sky in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series; and tips for tackling problems in her National Geographic Kids title—Solve This! Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You. A freelance writer, editor, and speaker, Joan also takes on projects in broadcast, print, and multimedia. www.joangalat.com

Checkout Joan's list of Books for Stargazers and Space Enthusiasts for those intrigued by the greater universe.

Be sure to read Joan's three blog's, Satisy Your Curiosity with Children's Non-Fiction,  Pathways to Science Writing for Kids and Sharing Science Books in Schools where Joan and four other Canadian writers share advice on writing about science for young readers.

We also have a complete list of all of Joan's books available here at EPL.

Alison Hughes
Davis G. See
Peter Midgley

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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Write Nights

Join us weekly for some writing inspiration! Learn more about library programs, the Writers' Guild of Alberta and meet other writers.

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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