Winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at and in-person gala in Calgary on June 3rd. The winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was announced on May 3 as part of the Edmonton Arts Prizes. The City […]

WGA 2022/23 Annual Report Available Online!

The WGA Annual General Meeting will be taking place June 4, online and in-person during our 2023 Annual Conference, Origins. Sunday, June 4, 2023 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pmHybrid: Virtual AGM / Fort Calgary, Lower Barracks (750 9 Ave SE) The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. To prepare for […]

2023 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Register by June 15th!  Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 9th – 14th, 2023 | $610  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16th – 21st, 2023 | $610  Location: Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in […]

WGA Conference Office Hours

Please be aware that the WGA office will be closed June 5 & 6 following our annual conference. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, June 7. For more information on our annual conference, please visit:

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 […]