Young Alberta Book Society


2020 Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award. See our our MGA page for details!

Year-Round Bookings in Calgary

YABS is on the Calgary Board of Education's Artist Roster! This means that we're able to take on year-round bookings in Calgary Public Schools on the same basis that we started doing in Edmonton Public Schools last year. All schools in the Calgary Board of Education system have access to the touring artists on our roster and that all of the required insurance, vulnerable sector checks, and WCB coverage is in place. CBE schools can go through YABS at any time of year on the same basis as a Taleblazers booking, but without the travel coverage. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Year-Round Bookings in Edmonton

We are now handling non-subsidized year-round bookings for Edmonton Public Schools! YABS is an approved vendor with EPSB, which means that all schools in the Edmonton Public system have access to any of the artists on our roster. Please contact us for details if you're interested in booking an artist through us outside of Taleblazers!

How You Can Help

If you're looking into charitable donations, we hope you'll consider giving or requesting a donation to the Young Alberta Book Society. We are now members of the ATB Cares program which matches which contributes an additional 15% of every donation -- and they also cover all of the transaction costs! Donations can be made to YABS through ATB Cares here. You can also make a safe, secure, tax deductible donation through!


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The YABS office sometimes experiences variable hours and occasional closures to accommodate meetings, professional development opportunities, and holidays. Please do be sure to call ahead if you plan to stop in for a visit.