Introducing Capital City Press

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 first featured writer was S.G. Wong who publishes the Lola Starke series as an indie author. The third Lola Starke novel, DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST is her latest release.

Our second featured writer is Leif Gregersen. Leif's first book was Through the Withering Storm and he's gone on to write four poetry collections, two short story collections, two young adult novels and a sequel to his first memoir which has now been revised and re-published in a second edition.

Programs and Events

Featured writers will host a variety of programs that are free for the community. S.G. Wong's first event first event "Speaking Truth to Power: Art and Activism" featured a panel of local artists from various media to discuss the role of artists in a time of social and cultural uncertainty.

The first Capital City Press Book Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20th at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre. The event will feature over 35 local writers and organizations who will have their books available for purchase and host a variety of panels.

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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