CONTROVERSY @ NOON: Ageism in the Industry Wednesday, April 2412 – 1 PM MDT, Online Free Does bias exist in the literary world where age is concerned? Writing is hard enough in the first place, do writers also have to worry about the continued relationship with their publisher, agent, readers, and other writers in the industry as […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We […]

Tell Us About Your 2024 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2024! If you have a book slated for publication in 2024 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2024 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

Controversy @ Noon: Extended Edition (March 27th)

Controversy @ Noon: Extended EditionInk Wars: Out With The Old And In With The New? Wednesday, March 27th, 12 – 1:15 PM (Online)Pay what you can Panelists: Kenneth Williams, Michaela Jeffrey, and Amiel Gladstone! By capitalizing on the virality of views and clicks on social media platforms, do emerging playwrights and writers have more opportunity […]


We are holding our casino July 11 – 12, 2024 at the Starlight Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we’ll need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long way in helping the WGA provide programs and services. WGA members are required for key positions […]

CONTROVERSY @ NOON: Book Banning In Alberta and Canada (Online, February 21)

CONTROVERSY @ NOON: BOOK BANNING IN ALBERTA AND CANADA February 21th, 202412 – 1 PM MST, Online Free With book banning in Alberta and Canada seemingly on the rise, it’s left many wondering what this means for writers, for readers, and for the community at large. What are the ways in which censorship affects and/or impedes the […]

Trans Voices Magnified Panel (MARCH 20th)

Trans Voices Magnified Brought to you by Controversy @ Noon Panel March 20th, 202412 – 1 PM MST, OnlineFree With the rise in anti-trans sentiment and legislation in Alberta and other parts of Canada, many trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming authors are examining and even redefining their place in the literary world and beyond. What […]

2024 WGA Mentorship Program Participants Announced

2024 WGA Mentorship Program  Meet the Participants! The WGA is thrilled to announce the participants for the 2024 Mentorship Program! In January 2024, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2024 marks the thirteenth year of the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the […]

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership […]