Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Calling All Grammar Lovers

Make sure you mark a big “G” on your calendar for the evening of November 3, 2010. The Editors’ Association of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) present Grammar Gals Extravaganza, a night of linguistic information and fun with Edmonton’s Karen Virag and Virginia Durksen:

The WGA teamed up with the Editors’ Association of Canada (Prairie Provinces Branch) to present a Grammar Gals Extravaganza with Edmonton’s own Karen Virag and Virginia Durksen, who have been regular guests on CBC Radio’s Alberta at Noon and Blue Sky call-in shows. Karen dons the prescriptive hat; Virginia the descriptive. The result is a fun and informative discussion touching on everything from arcane grammar points to the annoyances of contemporary usage to linguistic pet peeves. Make a note of and bring along (take along?) your grammar questions, pet peeves, and language insights. What better way to spend an autumn evening than being entertained by the witty repartee and warm charm of these two language specialists as they use your questions, comments, and opinions as a springboard to informative and lively discussions that are sure to make you smile out loud!

Karen Virag is the supervising editor at the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She is also a freelance writer and editor, and teaches grammar at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Virginia Durksen describes herself as a writer and word whisperer. She also develops customized workshops for workplace writers and editors. Through her company, Visible Ink, Virginia teaches business and technical writing to corporate clients across Canada.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Socializing and Light Refreshment: 7:00–7:30 pm – Session: 7:30–9:00 pm

Stanley A. Milner Library, Centennial Room (downstairs from the main floor)

7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Cost: WGA & EAC members: free. Non-members: $5

Please RSVP to or (780) 422-8174

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----Andrea Cubala