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Patti Edgar

Photo: Great Plains/Yellow Dog 2021

Patti Edgar is a writer and educator driven by curiosity and a desire to make the difficult easier to understand. A former journalist, she now teaches aspiring young reporters in Calgary. Her first middle grade novel, Anna Analyst, came out in spring of 2021 (Yellow Dog/Great Plains). An essay on her struggles to learn a second language was recently published in the anthology Waiting (University of Alberta Press). Ms. Edgar holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia

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Anna Analyst. Yellow Dog/Great Plains Publishing, 2021
Waiting: An Anthology of Essays. University of Alberta Press, 2018
Stolen. Vol. 42.3 (2016) . Grain Magazine, 2016


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 :


Presentation Description

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

Middle Grade, YA, Journalism
Grade 3-12
Audience size:
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
GST not applicable