Your Alberta Story
During Alberta’s 2023 provincial election, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) launched the Your Alberta Story campaign. We asked candidates and Albertans to submit their stories, describing what part they have played in creating the vibrant and diverse province we all call home.
We have received many excellent submissions, and are continuing the campaign after the election! Share you Alberta Story using the submission form below, learn about Albertans from across the province, and encourage others to do the same!
Download the PDF Media Releases:
- May 17, 2023: Book Publishers Association of Alberta’s Your Alberta Story Campaign Continues
- May 3, 2023: Book Publishers Association of Alberta Launches Your Alberta Story Campaign
Share Your Alberta Story
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Peter Midgley, Author and Editor
I came to Canada to study, leaving behind a country that needed to be re-imagined. Canada gave me the space to find my voice, and here I am still, helping to re-imagine this place through words and language … plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.... Read more »
Keren Tang, City of Edmonton Councillor
If you want to live in a city, move to Toronto or Montreal. If you want to change a city, move to Edmonton.” This ad in a Walrus magazine affirmed my move out west to Edmonton and Alberta where fresh thinking and energy are welcomed with open arms. It is in this community where I... Read more »
Luciana Erregue, Publisher, Laberinto Press
My family and I emigrated from Argentina via Vancouver. We settled in Edmonton in 1997, where my husband became a professor at the University of Alberta. What I have loved about Alberta, and the Edmonton community in particular, is that I have managed to live three lives in one over a period of twenty five... Read more »
Alice Major, Author
I came to Edmonton four decades ago for a job that paid well; I had the full intention of scraping a little gold off the sidewalk and heading back east. But I stayed because I found a wonderful arts community here, which I could benefit from and contribute to. In Edmonton, I’ve written 14 books... Read more »
Alberta book publishers play a vital role in telling Alberta’s Story, both at home and around the world. With over 30 companies, it is one of the strongest communities of regional publishers in North America, producing books by local, national, and international authors. Alberta book publishers are asking our provincial government to establish a $5 million Alberta Book Publishers Fund to invest in the long-term growth and stability of this important economic and cultural sector.
Click here to learn more about Alberta’s book publishing industry.