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WGA Podcasts Now Available on Apple Podcasts

WGA Podcasts are now available on the go with Apple Podcasts! You can stream and download previous Writers’ Guild podcast episodes on your Apple devices when you subscribe to WGA Podcasts on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. The Writer’s Guild is also excited to partner with Let’s Get Lit: A Drunk Poetry Podcast. Edmonton poets Matthew […]

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Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast: Lisa Martin

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to present Let’s Get Lit: A Drunk Poetry Podcast. Edmonton poets Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with guest poet Lisa Martin about her poetry and wine pairing. Lisa’s latest book is Believing is Not the Same as Being Saved. Published by University of Alberta Press. It was […]

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The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College

The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Monday, November 19 | 5:00—9:00pm  Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB  General public $20 | @ the Door $25 WGA members receive 50% discount on tickets purchased by Oct 31 [$10] WGA PROMO CODE is wgagillerbash2018  Please ensure your WGA […]

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The WGA and The People’s Poetry Festival Present Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel

The WGA and The People’s Poetry Festival Present Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel Saturday, October 20 | 1:00—2:30pm  Rosso Coffee Roasters | Inside the National Music Centre at 850 4 St SE Registration required | Please contact [email protected];  Register HERE WGA $5 | Non-members/public $10  “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” wrote Wordsworth, using a […]

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2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!   This year, Author Jeananne Kirwin and the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove have enthusiastically joined in the effort to help give voice to Indigenous mothers.  Together, we share the vision of effecting positive […]

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Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book Finalists

Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book Finalists 2000 Audrey Andrews, Be Good Sweet Maid (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) Catherine Simmons Niven, A Fine Daughter (Red Deer Press) (WINNER) Barbara Scott, The Quick (Cormorant Books) 1999 Jacqueline Bell, burning for it (Rowan Books) Jackie Flanagan, Grass Castles (Bayeux Arts) Linda Goyette, Second Opinion (Rowan Books) Mary Elizabeth Lauzon, The Kisses of His Mouth (New Leaf Works) Rajinderpal Pal, Pappaji wrote poetry […]

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Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award Finalists

Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award Finalists 2014 Alison Hodgins, “Learning to Fly” Trina Moyles, “The Chicken Feather” (WINNER) Rebecca Schaeffer, “Climbing Mt Fuji” 2013 Sydney Budgeon, “The Unfinished” (WINNER) Selestia Herrera, “Greek Gambles” Julia Seymour, “Professions of Love Across the Seine” 2012 Thomas Fox,“Varnasi” Alison Karlene Hodgins, “A World Away” (WINNER) Stephanie Kokonas, “Discovering Cambodia: A Journey […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards – Now Open for Submissions

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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Creator Video Series for I Value Canadian Stories

Below are links to the I Value Canadian Stories creator videos: 3 Questions with David Robertson: This week’s video featuring award-winning author David Robertson who shares how he balances his family, a day job and his work as a creator, as well as insights into how ensuring that creators are fairly paid for the use of […]

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