The WGA Invites you to join us in Calgary and Edmonton for two upcoming events in celebration of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10 in Lister Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
To view the full shortlist please visit: writersguild.ca/2017-alberta-literary-awards-shortlist.
WGA Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Reading and Celebration (YYC)
May 24th 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Shelf Life Books, 1302 4th Street SW, Calgary
Please RSVP via Facebook Invite
Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta to celebrate the 2017 Alberta Literary Shortlisted authors and their nominated works! There will be complimentary wine and food from Aida’s Bistro, time to visit with friends, and a series of lively readings. Free admission. Authors scheduled to read in Calgary include: Lee Kvern, Paige Feureu, Lauralyn Chow, Gisèle Villeneuve, Mary Graham, Rona Altrows, Helen Hajnoczky, Georgia Graham, Laurie McFayden, Ellen Close with Braden Griffiths, Richard Harrison, Shelley Youngblut, and Sydney Sharpe with Don Braid.
WGA Presents: An Afternoon with the Authors (YEG)
Please join us on May 28 for “An Afternoon With the Authors.” This annual event allows us to partner with our friends at Audreys Books to feature readings by writers whose work is shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards. It’s always a full house when writers, readers, family, and friends gather to celebrate these authors and hear them read from their work. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signing.
Readings by: Thomas Wharton • Omar Mouallem • Rona Altrows • Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid • Laurie MacFayden • Lisa J. Lawrence • Mary Graham • Nora Gould • Austen Lee • Vern Thiessen • Alison Hughes • Katie Bickell
Time: Cocktails and mingling at 6:30 pm, Buffet dinner at 7:15 pm
Place: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta (11613 – 87 Avenue)
Dress Code: Semiformal/festive attire
Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here.
Please join us for the Alberta Literary Awards Gala! Our speaker will be well-known blogger and social media expert Mike Morrison. And of course we will hand out literary awards in nine categories. It’s sure to be a fun and celebratory evening, and we hope to see you there!