About Capital City Press

We're Looking for Alberta Writers
We are accepting letters of interestopens a new window from Alberta writers for four “Spotlights” featured on a quarterly basis in 2019 by the Edmonton Public Library. The deadline to submit a letter of interest is October 31, 2018. Please see the postingopens a new window 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 Rayanne Hainesopens a new window

In 2017 Rayanne signed a four-book deal with a New York publisher for a series that blurs the lines between Adult Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. With two books already published (Fire Bornopens a new window and Magic Bornopens a new window) she’s having great fun writing the last two in the series. Rayanne writes kick-ass heroines and gritty alpha males.

Her books have been on a couple of best-seller lists and her poetry has been translated into a UK talking newspaper for the blind and used as the text for the National Youth Choir of Canada. Her work has been published in Canada, the USA and the UK. Wherever her writing journey takes her she wants to continue supporting other writers and artists in any way she can.

You can also view our list of past Capital City Press Featured Writers. opens a new window

Programs and Events

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

The second Capital City Press Book Festivalopens a new window will take 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 is coming up 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 gemsopens a new window, titles celebrating International Women's Dayopens a new window to picture books for childrenopens a new window.

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 Festivalopens a new window or as a featured writeropens a new window please email Katherine Gibson at capitalcitypress@epl.caopens a new window.