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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

Alison Hughes

Alison Hughes has published 16 books some of which have been translated into Dutch, Korean, Turkish and French. She won the Writers’ Union Writing for Children Award and has been a finalist for Canada’s Governor-General’s Literary Awards, the Alberta Literary Awards, and many provincial children’s choice awards, including Ontario’s Silver Birch. Her short fiction has been short- and long-listed for the Writers’ Union Short Fiction Competition and the CBC Literary Awards. She has been a Writing Mentor and Manuscript Evaluator with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and is currently a casual Writing Advisor/Editor for the University of Alberta’s Academic Success Centre.

View a complete list of all of Alison's books that are in EPL's collection.

Be sure to read Alison's recommended reads list of Classic YA-is Novels You Won't Find in the YA Section.

Davis G. See
Peter Midgley

Past Featured Writers

Events

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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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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