Ellen Kartz is the founder of a small poetry chapbook press called Armistice Press, and has recently launched a quartet of chapbooks by emerging queer Edmonton authors.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Ellen lived in Calgary for four years while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a professional writing certificate. As an active writer and freelance editor throughout her career, Ellen worked with and for the Edmonton Poetry Festival for many years as a volunteer coordinator, event planner, founding member, and board member. Currently, she is the Communications and Partnerships Coordinator for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the administrative assistant for the Edmonton Stroll of Poets.
In 2018, she self-produced a one-person stage show and poetry chapbook, both titled The Tenderness of Stone, about a trek she made in 2016 through Nepal’s Khumbu Valley to Mount Everest Base Camp.