Silvia Pikal is a journalist and content writer based in Calgary.

She’s the editor-in-chief and co-founder of New Forum literary magazine, a platform for emerging and established writers and artists in Alberta that publishes art, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. 

As a freelance writer, she’s covered everything from arts and culture to health care for Alberta’s top magazines, netting a 2018 Alberta Magazine Award for her feature writing. She’s penned articles for custom publications from Mount Royal University, RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, Odvod Publishing and the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network.

She’s worked in the editorial departments of Culinaire and Where Calgary magazines, where she expanded editorial content to include more ambitious features and increased digital engagement across all platforms, along with brand awareness in the community. She was a regular guest on CTV Morning Live, sharing her expertise on things to do and see in Calgary.  

She has a degree in journalism from Mount Royal University, where she won the C.A. MacLean Journalism Bursary for her health care reporting, and directed a documentary that was screened in the Fairy Tales Film Festival.

When she’s not working, you’ll find her on skates, eating cheese or trying new recipes with her husband, who is the better cook. Connect with her on Twitter @silviapikal.

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