Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Marcello Di Cintio, winner of the 2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize! The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author for an outstanding book of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature or drama published in the preceding year. Marcello Di Cintio, Goose Lane Editions: Pay No […]

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Prairie Indigenous E-Book and IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collections

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection Launched in January 2019, this significant addition to the Alberta eBooks repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Along with the 1,500 […]

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Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast Series

Episode 7: Titilope Sonuga Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with Titilope Sonuga, author of THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR (Write Bloody North, 2019). As we sip Lambrusco by Monte delle Vigne (a sparkling red as charming as our feature poet) paired with Titilope’s poetry, we discuss new motherhood, musical collaborations, and the power of […]

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Thank You to Our Volunteers!

The staff at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta offices are extremely grateful to our volunteers who have helped get us through one of the busiest months of the year. You stepped up to take casino shifts, sell books, register conference attendees, and everything in between. We could not do what we do at the WGA […]

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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. Drop-in and join us Monday nights at a different EPL branch. Join us this summer as we continue our free drop-in writing nights. Meet and chat with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL […]

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WGA Conference Office Hours

Please be aware that the WGA office will be closed at noon on Friday, June 7 for the annual conference and will remain closed though Monday, June 10. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 11. For more information on our annual conference, please

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Digital Strategies Sessions at This Year’s Conference

The WGA’s annual conference is just ONE WEEK away! Join us for Writing Across Worlds, June 7 – 9 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers and let you know about a new conference session! Announcing our speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers Digital Strategies for WritersSaturday, June 8, 11:00 – 12:30Featuring Dana […]

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Meet the 2019 Alberta Literary Award and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist Authors

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards and the City of Edmonton recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta and Edmonton authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at […]

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Call for Volunteers: Writing Across Worlds Conference and Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 7 – 9, 2019

We are seeking volunteers for half-day shifts for the registration table or book table at the Writing Across Worlds Conference June 8 and 9, and for shorter shifts at our Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 8. Your volunteer work will be a great help in making the events run smoothly and we are grateful for all of you who […]

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