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Event: Words in the Park Book Sale and Fair

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Event: Words in the Park Book Sale and Fair

Where: AGORA, Community Centre, Sherwood Park, Alberta
When: Closest Saturday to October 1

On Saturday, October 1, the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County is holding another Words in the Park Book Sale and Fair. Words in the Park offers an opportunity to network with writers and readers and to promote and sell your work.

This year, Words in the Park is also collaborating with Alberta Culture Days. Not only can you network with other writers and authors, and of course readers, but also other artisans — artists, musicians, and crafters of all sorts.

Come share your work, your story, and/or your services.

Latest update: 2016

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Event: LitFest

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Event: International LitFest

Where: Multiple Venues, Edmonton, Alberta
When: October 13 – 23

From October 13 to 23, Edmonton is again hosting LitFest, an international literary festival featuring author readings and workshops for writers. Avid readers of nonfiction content meet creators through a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences.

LitFest is a celebration, a moveable feast of nonfiction. We don’t just sit around and read books (although we do that too). At LitFest, books about real life come off the page. Avid readers connect with writers through a series of live events, great conversations, and exciting gatherings for 11 days every October in Edmonton, Alberta.

Latest update: 2016

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Hello,

Welcome to the Write Group blog. Enjoy your visit and take your time perusing our posts and pages.

The Write Group
The Write Group is a community of writers who mutually share and discuss our poems, stories, novels, essays, columns, articles, histories and memoirs. We are essentially storytellers and storymakers. Between meetings we write; sometimes, we also work at day jobs, enjoy our leisure and spend time with our families.

This blog is our attempt to reach out to our members and the public. We offer prompts, competitions, market information, events local and specific to us, our newsletter, our Write Group Daily newspaper, our member posts, our Twitter feed, and other material and resources.

If you are interested in what we are doing this month, check out our monthly roundup page. As with most parts of this blog, this page is continuously being greened.

We love feedback. If you have comments or questions about our blog that don’t fit a specific post or page, please connect with us through our guestbook.

Come join us. See what we have to offer and partake of the resources we gather. Most of all,

Enjoy and keep writing,
The Write Group

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Event: Edmonton Story Slams

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Event: Edmonton Story Slams

Where: The Mercury Room and Blue Chair Diner, Edmonton, Alberta
When: Every 3rd and 2nd Wednesday, sign up starts at 7:00 pm, slam begins at 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm

The Edmonton Story Slam, at the Mercury Room, is a competitive storytelling competition with no censorship. Up to 10 story tellers compete with 5 random audience members judging every third Wednesday. During the intermission, a hat is circulated. The winner of the slam takes home the money from the hat and competes in the March Slam Off. There is no fee to attend, though a donation for the winner is appreciated. Writers pay $5 to compete; the money supports the Edmonton Story Slam Society. Novice and professional writers are welcome. The slam provides a supportive environment for writers to gather to celebrate their craft in an uncensored environment. Expect a great atmosphere, excellent beverages, quality stories and fun competition. Minors are permitted (language and content warning).

The Blue Chair Diner also holds a story slam, Slam @ the Chair, that occurs every second Wednesday of each month (except August). This is more PG-rated than the slam at the Mercury Room (no swearing). A Slam Off is held when the slate is filled, about once a year.

These story slams and slam offs culminate at the Edmonton Storytelling Festival.

Latest update: 2016

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