Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


Wordfest 2017 Featured Events and Festival Pass Discount

20% WGA Discount on Wordfest Festival Pass – October 9-15, 2017 Use promo code WOW at checkout on Eventbrite: We can’t wait for you to sample all the timely and tasty treats Wordfest has cooked up for the 2017 Festival. For one week in October, the most delicious writers from Canada and the rest […]

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WGA ED Carol Holmes Shortlisted for Rozsa Foundation Award

2017 ROZSA AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED  Celebrating Excellence in Arts Management [September 8th, 2017] The Rozsa Foundation is pleased to announce our shortlist for the 14th Annual Rozsa Award. Congratulations to David Chantler, Founder and Producing Director of Trickster Theatre, Carol Holmes, Executive Director of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and JP Thibodeau, Managing Artistic Director of StoryBook Theatre. Selected […]

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WGA Presents: Calgary’s 2017 Scotiabank Giller Light Bash (November 20)

Monday, November 20th 2017 | 5:30—10:00 pm WURST Beer Hall & Restaurant at 2437 4th St SW, Calgary | Private Room Downstairs $15 until October 2 | $20 after October 2 | $25 at the door GET YOUR TICKETS HERE WGA Perk: First 20 WGA members to register will be reimbursed for their tickets ALL proceeds go toward literacy programs in Southern […]

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Access Copyright Addresses Fair Dealing Decision

The following was a press release from Access Copyright on Sept. 5, 2017: The York U. Decision: what does it mean for you? You have no doubt heard about the Federal Court of Canada decision in the action between Access Copyright and York University. As well, you may be aware that York University has announced it intends to […]

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2012 Mentorship Program Participants

Participants of the 2012 Mentorship Program: Pierrette Requier/Kathy Fisher: Mentor – Pierrette Requier is a bilingual Alberta writer.  Her book of prose poems details from the edge of the village (Frontenac House, Calgary, Quartet 2009) was nominated for four awards and short-listed for the Edmonton Book Prize.  Her most recent publication Storm/orage (from The Works, […]

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2013 Mentorship Program Participants

Participants of the 2013 Mentorship Program: Vivian Hansen/Jordan Baylon: Mentor – Vivian Hansen is a poet and freelance writer. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and journals with work that has encountered women’s issues, the western landscape, work and immigration. She is the co-founder of the Calgary Women’s […]

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2014 Mentorship Program Participants

Here are the participants of the 2014 WGA Mentorship Program: J. Jill Robinson/Gregory Koop Mentor – J.Jill Robinson is the author of four collections of stories, the most recent of which is Residual Desire. Her work, which has appeared in many Canadian literary journals, has won the Prism International fiction contest, Event’s creative nonfiction contest […]

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WGA and LitFest Present: Borderlines – Transcultural Artistic Encounters

Date: Sunday, October 15 Time: 11:00 – 12:30 Place: Metro Cinema (8712 109 St) Six writers, each with different backgrounds and writing in a variety of genres, offer their perspectives and insights on the coming together of differences—differing languages, values, practices—and the surprising commonalities that can emerge through sharing stories. By way of multimedia presentations, […]

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Workshop: Writing the Earth – Autumn Reflections at the Garden (with Jenna Butler)

WRITING THE EARTH: AUTUMN REFLECTIONS AT THE GARDEN Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Devonian Botanic Garden Back by popular demand, a writing workshop for the naturally inclined, led by critically-acclaimed author Jenna Butler, in the beautiful setting of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. Participants will take in the sights, sounds, […]

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