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Gwen Sjogren Presents Two Crossword Workshops at the Calgary Public Library

Posted: June 30, 2010

Crossword Authority Gwen Sjogren is hosting two crossword workshops at the Calgary Public Library this summer.The first will take place at the Shawnessy Library Branch (33 Shawville Blvd. SE) on Friday, July 23 from 2-4pm. The second will be at the Shaganappi Library Branch (3415 – 8 Ave SW) on Thursday, August 5 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon.



  • Get solving tips from a professional crossword designer.
  • Find out how understanding the mechanics of puzzle design can help you be a better solver. 
  • Learn the tricky details of crossword clues.

Gwen Sjogren started solving puzzles when she was eight and designing them in her twenties. She is now a renowned crossword workshop facilitator, and has led successful workshops across Calgary. Gwen has also been on various lively call-in radio shows offering listeners lots of solving tips and helpful info about crosswords. She is the author of four previous volumes in the Cross-Canada Crosswords series and has been featured on CBC Radio and Breakfast Television. Born and raised in Ontario, Sjogren now calls Calgary home.

For those who like their crosswords Canadian, this series delivers an all-new edition packed full of Great White Northern places, characters and things. Sjogren taps into some of her favourite themes including pop culture, geography and showbiz, and debuts new topics like acronyms, currency and journalism. Savvy solvers will greet our nation’s most beloved fictional heroine, meet the hilarious host of a famous game show and feast on some tasty Canadian confections. They’ll fly high if they know Canada’s first female astronaut and hit the nail on the head if they can name the last spike site and TV’s colourful, clutzy handyman.

Sjogren is a firm believer in the “brain gym” benefits of crosswords—here are a few titles in this collection of 50 fun-filled, crossword challenges sure to keep Canadians’ minds sharp.