Words in 3D: A conference on writing, editing & publishing

This weekend, May 24-26 talented writers, editors and publishers all convened in Edmonton for the Words in 3D Conference and so far it is the conference to beat for me. I was impressed to say the least. Saturday’s keynote address by Rosemary Shipton, editor of trade and scholarly books, got to the heart of the three dimensions and how they all work together to create the books and e-books everyone…

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I’m going to be a Master: Grad school begins

The thing about graduate school is that is really is a life change. I took me about two years to select the programs I ended up applying for. I have to say being fortunate enough of getting accepted more more than one university was a dream, but it also made for a very difficult decision. There were many aspects to consider when choosing a program. What the deciding factors came…

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BlogWest Conference – Meeting the moneymakers

I attended one day of the BlogWest Conference this weekend and I have to admit that this is the first conference I have attended out of personal interest. Since it was a Canadian bloggers conference the scope was wide an generalist. I heard presentations from a CTV Anchorwoman (Erin Isfeld), a life coach, a inspirational speaker, money-making mommy bloggers and a social media/wordpress expert. Lessons learned: 1. Anchors are expert…

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How to fit in with Edmontonians: Be interested in these 5 things

Moving back to Edmonton, Canada, I’ve been readjusting to Edmonton culture. Yes even this northern city has culture. I’ve heard so many people say, and I was a firm believer pre-Europe, that Canada doesn’t have culture, but it does and this is why I’ve started blogging about culture-focused topics on Thursdays. So living in Edmonton and meeting new people between the ages of 22 and 30, I’ve come to notice…

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De Dutch Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, is truly Dutch inspired

De Dutch is a restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch and it’s the place to go for Dutch pancakes (pannekoeken) in Edmonton, Alberta. Having been to the Netherlands myself and eaten pannekoeken, I’d say that this Canadian chain does a good job of creating an authentic Dutch dish. The history The story goes: John Dys, founder of De Dutch restaurants, emigrated to Canada from The Netherlands. His first job…

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