About Capital City Press

We're Looking for Alberta Writers
We are accepting letters of interest from Alberta writers for four “Spotlights” featured on a quarterly basis by the Edmonton Public Library. The window to submit a letter of interest is October 1 to October 31. Please see the posting for more information.

What is Capital City Press?
Capital City Press positions EPL as 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.

Featured Writers

Capital City Press will put a spotlight on various local writers throughout the year. Our current featured writer is Jennifer Quist.

Jennifer Quist writes professionally in three genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, and academic prose. She is an award-winning novelist as well as a journalist, speaker, critic, and PhD student in the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies department at the University of Alberta. All three of her novels are published by Linda Leith Publishing of Montreal: Love Letters of the Angels of Deathopens a new window (2013), Sisteringopens a new window (2015), and The Apocalypse of Morgan Turneropens a new window (2018). Her debut was long-listed for the Dublin International IMPAC Literary Award in 2015.

Learn more about Jennifer on her websiteopens a new window.  All three of her booksopens a new window can be found in our collection.

You can also view our list of past Capital City Press Featured Writers. 

Programs and Events

Featured writers will host a variety of programs that are free for the community.

The second Capital City Press Book Festival took place in the Fall of 2018. The 2017 event featured over 35 local writers and organizations who had their books available for purchase and hosted a variety of panels.

The first ever Young Writers' Poetry Workshop was on Saturday, October 6 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Youth Poet Laureate, Grayson Thate will join us at our Mill Woods Branch to provide teens with an opportunity to learn about poetry, capture their passion for writing and produce a piece of writing to its completion.

Reading Recommendations

Featured writers will offer reading recommendations on everything from hidden gems, titles celebrating International Women's Day to picture books for children.

How Can I Get Involved?

If you're a writer and would like to participate in future Capital City Press programs such as the Book Festival or as a featured writer please email Katherine Gibson at capitalcitypress@epl.ca.

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