Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


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 Now Open for Registration!

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.)   REGISTER NOW!  A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the season to one […]

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WGA Office Holiday Closures

The WGA offices will be closed from December 22, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Regular office hours will resume January 7. Please note that there will be no WriteClick newsletter on December 26 or January 2. So, please send in your listings early to [email protected] The WGA wishes everyone the best of the holiday season!

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WGA Webinar – How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach

How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach Saturday, January 19 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35 Students:$10 In this webinar, you’ll discover quick ways to tighten your prose before sending it on for further editing. You’re the first editor of anything you write, and while you won’t be the last, it’s […]

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YEG January Member Night – Blue Monday

Member Night: Blue Monday *Special date and location* Monday, January 21, 2019. 7pm The Aviary (9314 111ave) Edmonton The third Monday in January is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Part pseudoscience, part marketing stunt, the validity of these claims are difficult to prove but writers in Alberta are certainly not immune to […]

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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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Meet the 2019 Mentorship Program Participants!

In January 2019, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2019 marks the eighth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and also to provide support and encouragement. This program has seen many of its participants grow and succeed […]

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WGA Holiday Party YYC

Wednesday, December 12 | 7:00—10:00 pm
 (or later!) Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant | Private room upstairs
 1503 4th St SW, Calgary
 | FREE for WGA members
 Non-members $5 at the door (cash only)
 Seating is first-come, first served.    Kick back and relax with your literary friends over a pint of cheer and some complimentary […]

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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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