Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


Winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write

For Immediate Release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership with Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp, the Kemosa Scholarship offers an opportunity […]

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Webinar- Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics

Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics Thursday, February 21st. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Free for WGA Members (Please RSVP) Led by WGA Staff   This webinar is for writers who are new to social media and want to know how to use it as an author platform and connect with other writers and writing opportunities online. […]

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YYC – How to Negotiate Self-Censorship in Your Writing: Interview with Author Taylor Lambert

How to Negotiate Self-Censorship in Your Writing—Interview with Author Taylor Lambert  Thursday, February 28 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Rose & Crown Pub at 1503 4 St SW, Calgary | Top floor private room  Guests are invited to arrive anytime after 6:00 p.m. | Half-price bottle of wine night! In acknowledgement of Freedom to Read Week, we hope you […]

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Monday Write Nights at EPL

We are thrilled to partner with Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press for a series of upcoming Monday Write Nights. Beginning Feb 11, join us weekly for some writing inspiration! Learn more about library programs and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, meet other writers, or just find a quiet space to write by yourself. […]

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WordBridge Lethbridge Writing Conference

WordBridge Writing Conference Saturday, February 9 10 AM – 4:00 PM Main Branch, Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery The WordBridge writer’s conference brings local authors together for a day of panels, keynote speeches, and networking. Sponsored by the Writer’s Guild of Alberta,, and the City of Lethbridge, this is your opportunity to participate in […]

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YEG-March Member Night – Writers in Residence: They’re here to help!

WGA Member Night Wednesday, March 6. 2019 7pm. The Almanac on Whyte, 10351 82 Ave. Members: Free. Non-members $5 Writers in Residence: They’re here to help! The Alberta writing community is blessed to have multiple institutions that provide a Writer-in-Residence program. Libraries, universities, and other literary institutions and non-profits support these programs that make skilled writers […]

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Thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Foundation, The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, in partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Borderlines Writers Circle Calgary.   The Borderlines Writers Circle is an initiative that aims to serve writers from a variety of linguist and cultural backgrounds who live […]

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YEG – February Member Night: Biographies of Place: Literary Tales from Two Alberta Cities

Wednesday, February 6. 7 pm Almanac on Whyte Members: Free; Non-members: $5 RSVP via Facebook    Writers Carissa Halton, of Edmonton, and Shaun Hunter, of Calgary, are mapping their cities through the literary arts. Halton’s Little Yellow House and Hunter’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers are unique books that, through literary snapshots of their communities, introduce readers to […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

THE 2019 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2018.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2019 – Registration Deadline Extended!

Drink the Wild Air 2019 Date: March 8-10, 2019  Place: Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek, Alberta.  Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.  Cost: $208 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.)   We’ve extended the deadline to register! Registration Deadline Extended: February 28   REGISTER NOW!  A Message from Colin […]

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