Alberta Literary Awards Raffle

Saturday, June 36:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDTFort Calgary750 9 Ave. SE We’re excited to be able to host a raffle during this year’s Alberta Literary Awards Gala! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the gala registration table for $5 per ticket. Below is a list of items currently included in the draw. (More […]

June 20 – Calgary Poetry Parlour

Calgary Poetry Parlour Tuesday, June 20th, 20237:00pm – 9:30pm MDTat Pachamama Soul Flavour Emporium #2110, 830 Canyon Meadows Drive SE, Calgary (Between Pizza 73 and Sunshine Vietnamese around the corner South east from from Arby’s.)FREE Join host Ashley Frerichs at the next Poetry Parlour Open Mic. Open mic sign-up starts at 7pm. There are limited slots available and will be filled on […]

WGA Website Hack

Hello Everyone, You may have heard of a recent flaw in one of the plug-ins on the WordPress platform (Read about the issue HERE). The plug-in flaw allowed hackers to access websites utilizing the Elementor plug-in. The WGA’s website was a victim of this hack last weekend. We want to assure everyone that we do not store any […]

Connections Brewing: AWCS & WGA Pub Night (Calgary-June 12)

Monday, June 12th 2023 6:00pm – 9:00pm MDTPrairie Dog Brewing105D 58th Ave SE, Calgary, AlbertaFREE Join us for the next ConnectionsBrewing, a new monthly pub night for YYC Writers in collaboration with Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. Come ready to mingle and network with the Calgary literary community. June’s event will feature a literature themed pub quiz. The winning team […]

Calgary Coffee and Chat (Calgary-May 25)

Thursday, May 25th 2023 12:00pm – 1:30pm MDT Alexandra Writers’ Center at cSpace – 4th floor salon1721 29th Ave SE, Calgary, AlbertaFREE Join host Ashley Frerichs for a new take on the WGA Coffee & Chat: an informal meet-up for writers in Calgary. We hope that by shifting these meetups to a more central location and having them over the lunch hour […]

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2023 Golden Pen Award Recipient

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Candas Jane Dorsey, Cecelia Frey, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian […]

Spring Poetry Reading: 9 by 7 (Calgary – May 30)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, 7:00PM MDT Shelf Life Books1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, AlbertaFREE If possible, please register on Eventbrite in advance as space is limited. Calgary Spoken Word Society and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta present a SPRING READING: 9 BY 7 Hosted by Weyman Chan Join us at Shelf Life Books for an evening […]

WGA Call for Board Nominations

The 2023/2024 Board of the WGA will be elected at our AGM on June 4, 2023. The AGM will be held at Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave. SE, Calgary) but there will be the opportunity for remote participation. There are currently no candidates running for the following positions: Vice President and Member at Large. Nominations […]

WordsWorth 2023: Let’s Go!! – Register by June 15!

WordsWorth 2023: Let’s Go!! Register by June 15th! Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 9th – 14th, 2023 | $610Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16th – 21st, 2023 | $610 Location: Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 We’re excited to be able to return to Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly Red Deer College) again for WordsWorth 2023! Immerse […]