Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


WGA Programming at When Words Collide, a Festival for Readers and Writers

The WGA is proud to host the following events at this year When Words Collide Festival! Festival registration required for all sessions. Tickets: Writers Guild of Alberta Program Pitch Session with Dorothy BentleySaturday August 13, 2022 – 12 PM to 2 PM Are you the author of a recently published book who likes to teach […]

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Winner of the 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

The Winner of the 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

Jaspreet Singh, author of My Mother, My Translator(Vehicule Press), received The 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Presented annually at The Calgary Awards, this award honours acclaimed Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell and is carried out through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The Prize awards $5000 […]

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Call for Casino Volunteers (760 × 333 px)

Call for Casino Volunteers

We are holding our casino August 11 – 12, 2022 at the Starlight Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we’ll need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long way in helping the WGA provide programs and services. We are currently scheduling volunteers! WGA members […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2022 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 and […]

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