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WGA and AMPA Present: How to Pitch & PitchFest

In partnership with the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, the WGA  is pleased to present “How to Pitch” and “PitchFest” – a two-part professional development series that gives freelance writers a chance to hone their pitching skills and meet for one-on-one consultations with some of the city’s top magazine editors.

How to Pitch Seminar with Kim Pittaway

Calgary: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Kahanoff Conference Centre, 105 12 Ave SE #200
Edmonton: Saturday, Nov. 19, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road 

In this seminar, award-winning magazine professional Kim Pittaway will help you cover all the bases with time-tested strategies for planning, researching and developing your idea, polishing your query, making the approach and following up to get results.


Calgary: Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, 10:00 am, Kahanoff Conference Centre, 105 12 Ave SE #200
Edmonton: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, 1:00 pm, Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road 

The following week, take everything you’ve learned to refine or write a new pitch and return for one-on-one sessions with Alberta magazine editors.*  You’ll receive feedback, specific advice and maybe even sell a story. Don’t miss this opportunity to put a face to your email address!

Confirmed Editors

Calgary: Jennifer Hamilton, Avenue Calgary; Chris Welner, IMPACT Magazine; Breanna Mroczek, Where Calgary; Ellen Percival, Calgary’s Child; Terry Bullick, Apple; Jim Zang, Okotoks Living, Linda Garson, Culinaire; Jill Foran, WestJet Magazine.

Edmonton: Lindsay Shapka, Where Edmonton, Omar Mouallem, The Yards, Steven Sandor, Avenue Edmonton, Carmen Hyrnchuk, T8NMagazine

*Once registration has closed, you will be contacted to schedule appointments with the editors you wish to meet with. The duration of the meetings will depend on the level of interest in each editor. 

NOTE: You may attend either or both of these events. See ticket options for pricing.

Click to register for Calgary or Edmonton.  


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Kim Pittaway is a magazine editor, writer and educator. She is the former editor-in-chief and managing editor of Chatelaine, and former president of the National Magazine Awards. Her current work includes teaching magazine journalism and nonfiction writing at the University of King’s College in Halifax, leading Magazines Canada’s webinar series, and communication consulting. Kim received the 2016 National Magazine Awards Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award.

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