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Of all my writing workshops, I have the most fun with discussions about dialogue in fiction. I’m excited to meet with central Alberta writers on September 22 to do just that. All are welcome! 

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Only one home in our quiet central Alberta cul-de-sac has air conditioning. The rest of us sweat it out for the three or four weeks each year when life becomes unbearably hot. We close curtains, bring fans out of storage closets, head down to our basements…

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I've held some really hard jobs in my lifetime. Being a writer certainly tops the list and pays the worst. According to a report recently released by the Writers’ Union of Canada, writers in Canada share in the reality of working harder while earning less …

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Community books clubs are cropping up in towns and cities right across the country. They provide great opportunities to meet other book lovers, discuss rich topics, and reflect more broadly on literature and what it says about being human. Red Deer Public…

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Many fine books are produced by Alberta publishers each year. And there’s no question that Alberta boasts many strong authors—Rudy Wiebe, Fred Stenson, Marina Endicott—we can go on and on. Yet despite an abundance of great books, it can be difficult to fin…

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It’s that time again. A slew of writing awards will be dished out over the next few months, showcasing the best of the best in Alberta books this past year. A run-down of some of the major prizes includes the Alberta Literary Awards, the Alberta Book Publi…

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