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

Caitlin Crawshaw

Caitlin Crawshaw is an award-winning essayist and freelance journalist, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Since setting out as a full-time freelancer in 2007, Cait's work has appeared in dozens of magazines (like Today's Parent, Reader’s Digest and Maclean's), as well as literary journals (like EVENT and carte blanche) and anthologies (like Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories). Cait lives in Edmonton with her 8-year-old daughter, two old-man kitties, and one snack-stealing puppers. You can read more about Cait at, opens a new window.

Be sure to check out her recommended reading list of some of her favourite tear-jerking memoirs.

Be Part of Capital City Press Anthology

Submissions are open for Capital City Press Anthology Volume Two. Learn more and submit your fiction, non-fiction, or poetry before Dec 31.

Capital City Press Anthology

Volume one of Capital City Press Anthology is now available! This new online collection features works from emerging Edmonton & area writers

David Robertson's Picks to Diversify Your Kids' Collection

David A. Robertson, renowned author for young readers, shares his recommendations to help parents choose books with diverse heroes.

Past Featured Writers

Capital City Press Anthology

The Capital City Press Anthology is a new project from the Edmonton Public Library that publishes short stories, non-fiction, and poetry by local authors in a digital format. Our goal is to celebrate the creativity of our city and the Treaty 6 First Nations by providing opportunities for diverse, new, and thought-provoking voices to be heard. The 2021 Issue of the CCP Anthology is our first publication in this series.

You can listen to all of the stories from the first volume of Capital City Press Anthology. New episodes are available bi-weekly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher.

Episode Six includes Things I learned from attending seniors' aquafit classes by Alexis KienlenOn God by Katherine Abbass, First Snows by Dolly Cepeda Montufar, and niskipîsim by Skye Haggerty.

Episode Five includes Curly Girly by Julie Marko, Saini by Rekha Kiran Poudel, By a Thread by Kelsey Jones, and three in the morning by Feven Worede.

Episode Four includes Thrall by Hannah Brown, Birthmark by Jennifer Bowering Delisle, and Sunrise from the perspective of a decaying skyscraper by Kyra Cusveller.

Episode Three includes Memories of YEG by Karen Hubbard, Little Boys Shop for that Perfect Present by Lori Kempf Bosko, Bibliotherapy by Lauren Seal and Home's Best by Zach Polis.

Episode Two includes When Books Burn by Dianne HarkeMy Family's Garden by Medina Assiff, and The Empty Chair by T. A. Hunchak.

Episode One includes Genesis by Rita Espeschit, Short Shelf Life by Carissa HaltonA Perfect Circle of Light by Davis G. See, and Solos Into the Void by Kat Cameron.




Karen Spafford-Fitz, Accidental Author

How do you become an author? Karen Spafford-Fitz shares her story about how she went from teaching to writing novels for kids & teens.

I Have Always Liked Beginnings...

In this personal blog, Capital City Press featured writer, Wendy McGrath shares why new beginnings are important.

Advice from André

Featured Writer Peter Midgley shares some writing advice that he received from internationally acclaimed Afrikaans writer André P. Brink.

Don't Write Alone by Davis G. See

Capital City Press featured writer Davis G. See shares his experiences with writing groups and why they're important for all 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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Baby Laptime: Zoom Edition

Dec 6th | 10:00am - 10:30am
Online Event
Enjoy delightful stories, songs, book, rhymes, finger plays and more, especially for babies.

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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 below 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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