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Patti Edgar

Patti Edgar

Photo: Great Plains/Yellow Dog

Patti Edgar is a writer and educator driven by curiosity and a desire to make the difficult easier to understand. Her first middle grade novel, Anna Analyst, came out in the spring of 2021 (Yellow Dog/Great Plains). Kirkus Reviews called the novel "a droll, deftly executed debut." 

An essay on her struggles to learn a second language was included in the anthology Waiting (University of Alberta Press) and her short stories have been published in Grain and Prairie Fire. A former journalist, she now teaches aspiring young reporters in Calgary at Mount Royal University and the AWCS. Ms. Edgar holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

City:
Calgary
Province:
Alberta

Publications

Anna Analyst. 2021, Yellow Dog
Waiting: An Anthology of Essays. 2018, University of Alberta Press

Awards

Calgary Foundation’s Brenda Strathern Writing Prize for Personal Floatation Devices, 2016
Alberta Film and Television Awards, Best Cross-Platform Project. Co-producer for After the Floods, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Writing fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and multimedia storytelling. I've helped teen journalists launched websites and podcasts. Experienced with virutal visits.

Genre:
Middle Grade, YA, Journalism
Grades:
Grade 3-12
Audience Size:
Negotiable