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How to Pitch and PitchFest - Calgary

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

How to Pitch and PitchFest - Calgary

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
How to Pitch (Nov. 18) - AMPA or WGA Member/Student $30.00 $1.65
How to Pitch (Nov. 18) - Non-Member $45.00 $2.18
PitchFest (Nov. 25) - AMPA or WGA Member/Student $30.00 $1.65
PitchFest (Nov. 25)- Non-Member $45.00 $2.18
Combo Pass (Nov. 18 & 25) - AMPA or WGA Member/Student $50.00 $2.35
Combo Pass (Nov. 18 & 25) - Non-Member $65.00 $2.88

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In partnership with the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Alberta Magazine Publishers Associaition 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 with Kim Pittaway (10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016) 

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. 

PitchFest (10:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2016)

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! 

Editors for the Calgary session are: 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.

*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. 

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Kahanoff Conference Centre
105 12 Avenue Southeast
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1


Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) sustains a healthy, thriving magazine industry by serving the people that publish, create, print and distribute a uniquely Albertan view of the world.

Through a combination of advocacy, promotion and professional assistance, AMPA works to nurture Alberta’s magazine industry and foster its continued development. Learn more about the services we provide and how they can benefit your magazine at

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