Author Archive | Ellen Kartz

Canada Council Grant Applications Open

The Canada Council New Funding Model (NFM) is in place. The activities Council funded in the past are still eligible in the New Funding Model (NFM). However the manner in which people apply has changed. First, any artist or organization that wishes to apply to Council will need to open an account in the Canada Council portal and create a profile. […]

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Alberta Lit Awards Gala Ad

2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

Please join us for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017! Time: Cocktails and mingling at 6:30 pm, Buffet dinner at 7:15 pm Place: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta (11613 – 87 Avenue) Dress Code: semiformal/festive attire Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here.   Our […]

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WGA Summer Program Assistant Job Opportunity

Writers’ Guild of Alberta Summer Employment Opportunity The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) invites applications from post-secondary students interested in meeting writers, promoting literary works by Albertans, and gaining experience in arts administration. The mission of the WGA is to inspire, connect, support, encourage and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write […]

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Call for WGA Board Members

The 2017/18 board of the WGA will be elected at the AGM in conjunction with the WGA Annual Conference 2017: Juxtapositions on Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:00 am – noon, at Lister Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. There will be at least three openings, including Vice President, Secretary, Member at Large, and […]

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We are no longer able to use mail merge to send emails, so we have started sending out membership renewal notices and other notifications via MailChimp, the same service we use to send WriteClick. However, while MailChimp is great at getting past spam filters, it’s possible that if your email has a Promotions tab or folder, notices from […]

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The Fund Development Committee needs your help. We’re looking for more volunteers to help us reach the objectives in our board-approved strategic plan. You would collaborate with the committee to meet our goal of a sustainable, multi-strategy fundraising and sponsorship program. Prior fund development skills are an asset but not a requirement. The committee currently […]

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WGA Presents: The Business of Writing with Teresa de Grosbois

Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | Shelf Life Books | 1302 4 St SW Calgary How do authors achieve bestseller status? What are your best publishing options? How can we entice top authorities on our subject matter to endorse our books? Join four-time bestselling author Teresa de Grosbois for an inspiring evening of advice on the business of writing. Teresa is […]

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Borderlines Writers Circle Readings (Edmonton)

  BORDERLINES WRITERS CIRCLE READINGS March 30, 2017 7:00 pm Whitemud Crossing Library (Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211 – 106 Street) FREE The WGA and Edmonton Public Library present an evening of new work from six multicultural, multilingual writers in celebration of the completion of the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle. Join Nermeen Youssef, Tazeen Hasan, Mohamed […]

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