I’m a freelance journalist in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. I’ve written for numerous publications, including TaprootAvenue Edmonton, The Yards, illuminate, The Advocate and Liquor Retailer. My book on Canadian wine trivia was published in 2009.

I’m a former editor of Vue Weekly (local news and food/drink) and wrote regular content for that paper between 2010 and 2016, so I have an extensive portfolio there.

I’m a member of the Edmonton Food Council and do a fair bit of writing for the Food Council’s blog.

On this site you can expect to find stories about food, wine, theatre and other stuff that didn’t make it into other publications. Sometimes I also like to expand or discuss different angles of story assignments. And occasionally I just have to get something out there.


Need to contact me?

Email: melpriestley [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter: @melpriestley