Who we are: Annie

Meet the members of the Crabapple Mews Collective.

Inge / Jane / Judy / E.D. / Lou / Annie

Annie Frances Wesko

Annie Wesko holds a B.A. in Russian (University of Calgary, 1997), and is the former owner of Annie’s Book Company (1996-2007), an antiquarian bookshop in Calgary’s Mount Pleasant community.

Annie is a member of the Alexandra Writers Centre Society, The Writers Guild of Alberta and the Apeiron Society. From 2004-2007, she was a member on the Advisory Board of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. After seven years of bringing her passion for fine writing to the board and editorial collective of Freefall Magazine, Annie has taken a hiatus from her much-loved position to pursue more personal goals.

Recently she returned to her beloved Crowsnest Pass to settle in a heritage miner’s cottage in a community rife with creative possibilities including, but not limited to, a first-class art gallery, a writers’ circle, a book club—all this and nature hikes, open skies and the inspiring fragrance of lilacs in June.

Annie is a freelance editor and prolific book reviewer. Her reviews have appeared in Freefall Magazine, Prairie Journal, The Lethbridge Herald, The Crowsnest Pass Newsletter and at www.bookclubbuddy.com. When she’s not reading or writing reviews, Annie is wrestling her soul onto the pages of her own memoir.

Read an excerpt of Annie’s work

Think of the long trip home
Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
Where should we be today?
Elizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel