BLINKS 2015!

Would you like to be involved in developing one of the most exciting events of the poetry year? The annual madness known as ‘The Blinks’ is coming April 20 and we’re putting things in motion! To join the Blinks team, contact John Leppard through our contact page.

Please welcome Ellen Kartz

as the new Communications and Partnerships Coordinator for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton, Ellen lived in Calgary for four years while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree. Subsequently, she completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. As a student she tutored other students to pay her way through university; she has also taught guitar and played the instrument since she was 12 years old.

An active writer and freelance editor throughout her career, Ellen worked with and for the Edmonton Poetry Festival for many years as a volunteer coordinator, event planner, founding member, and board member. She says that she is thrilled and excited to come to the Writers’ Guild of Alberta after all of her other literary and artistic endeavours. Ellen is equally excited to work on behalf of the Edmonton Stroll of Poets in her role at the WGA.