Podcast pick: Capital City Press Anthology

Podcast pick: Capital City Press Anthology

· The Pulse

The Edmonton Public Library has launched the first volume of the Capital City Press Anthology, a podcast to "celebrate the creativity of our city and the Treaty 6 First Nations by providing opportunities for diverse, new, and thought-provoking voices to be heard."

The show is an extension of Capital City Press, which showcases work from local writers while engaging the community with "the exchange of ideas and education on the craft of writing."

The anthology's first call for submissions launched during the pandemic, and writers were eager to have their work featured in the collection. In her letter from the editor, Katherine Gibson of the CCP team said the final collection "reflects the wide variety of experiences, interests, concerns, and joys that make up the map of Edmonton."

Of the five episodes out so far, some of the YEG-centric pieces included are Genesis by Rita Espeschit, My Family's Garden by Medina Assiff, Memories of YEG by Karen Hubbard, and Birthmark by Jennifer Bowering Delisle, to name just a few.

Every story from the CCP Anthology's first volume will be available on its website. New episodes, including the final episode in the six-part series, are available bi-weekly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

And a call for submissions is out for Volume 2. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be accepted until Dec. 31.

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