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WGA (YYC) Write Night at the Rose & Crown Pub in Acknowledgement of Mental Health for Writers

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Doors 6:00 (social time)Writing prompts or self-directed freewrite 700—8:15 p.m.Rose & Crown Pub, private room upstairs, 1503 4th St SW, Calgary.Seating is first-come, first served.  With a nod to “Blue Monday” (the supposed most depressing day of the year occurring two days before this session) — we will gather at our private room at the […]

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Blue Monday (Edmonton)

Monday, January 20, 20206:30 – 8:30 pmGlass Bookshop – Unit C215, 10200 102 Ave. NW On Blue Monday we talk about writing and mental health. Join us at Glass Bookshop on Monday, January 20th to hear from writers talk about their mental health journeys. Our guest speakers are Rayanne Haines and Shawn Hamm. There are […]

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UPDATE! 2020 WGA Annual Conference in Partnership with the AWCS

WONDER–Reclaim Your Curiosity Friday May 22 (Alberta Literary Awards) + Conference May 23-24, 2020Calgary Public Library, Downtown Central Branch 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB Hotel info (Alt Hotel) coming soon! Registration will open February 3rd, 2020 – stay tuned for full program of speakers & sessions! Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society for […]

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Short Story Glow Up Writing Workshop (Grande Prairie)

Rotary Training Room,Grande Prairie Public LibrarySaturday, February 8th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm Join local author and 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist Sue Farrell Holler in this exciting writing workshop for wordsmiths. This short story writing workshop is designed to help write a first attempt or glow up a draft for GPPL’s Collins Writing Contest. This […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2020 is Now Open for Registration!

Date: March 20-22, 2020 Place: Nestor Lodge, Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg CreekAges: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.Cost: $215 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.) REGISTER HERE! A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the season to one and all! This is Colin Matty, Director of WordsWorth, with […]

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Monday Write Nights at EPL

We are thrilled to partner with Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press for Monday Write Nights. Drop-in and join us Monday nights at a different EPL branch. Join us in 2020 as we continue our free drop-in writing nights! Meet and chat with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL programs, or just get […]

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WGA Holiday Office Hours

The WGA offices will be closed from noon on December 20, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, January 6. We wish you all the best of the holiday season and the new year!

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Book Women Podcast Series

Three Metis aunties just trying to figure out the world of publishing, and chatting about books. Learn more about masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast – HERE Music Credit for All Episodes: Broke for Free – “Something Elated” Episode 13- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Métis Aunties Reflect In our last episode for this […]

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