Member Books Forms

2020 2021 2022 2023 2020 Books Author Name*Please enter your name as it will appear on your book. First Middle (Optional) Last Is the name on your book a pen name? Yes No NamePlease enter the name you use for your WGA membership. This is used only so we know which of our members the […]

Update Book Listing Information

Use the form below to send us updates to your pre-existing book listing. This form is for updates only, not new book listings. New listings submitted to this form may not be added to the website. Click HERE to submit a new listing. **Please note, you only need to fill in the information to be […]

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are happy to announce the launch of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write! Because of the generosity of sponsors like Author Jeananne Kirwin, we will award three […]

Poetry Parlour (Calgary – Oct. 17)

Poetry Parlour (Calgary) Tuesday, October 17, 20237:00pm – 9:30pm MSTPachamama Soul Flavour Emporium #2110, 830 Canyon Meadows Drive SE, Calgary FREE Join host Ashley Frerichs at the next Poetry Parlour Open Mic. Open mic sign-up starts at 7pm. There are limited slots available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Our October featured reader is the eloquent Manpreet Niagra:  Manpreet is an […]

Tell Us About Your 2023 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2023! If you have a book slated for publication in 2023 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2023 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

Golden Pen Nomination Form

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, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian Hansen, Chris Wiseman […]


We are happy to welcome Christyn Carter to the WGA staff as our new Communications Coordinator. With nine years of experience in professional writing, coupled with a background in administrative assistance and social media coordination, Christyn brings a multifaceted skill set to the workplace. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in […]

2024 Mentorship Program – Call for Applications

2024 Mentorship Program – Call for Applications The Mentorship Program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2024. We will accept up to seven apprentices to work with […]

Write/Right: Law For Writers WestWord Columns

Write/Right: Law for Writers Column Online Archive Since 2018, Edmonton lawyer Jeananne Kirwin, K.C., has contributed a legal column for each issue of WestWord Magazine. With her permission, we are pleased to post this continuing archive of those articles. Please note: The information in these articles is of a general nature only. It does not […]


This Saturday, September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To support marking and honouring this important day, the WGA has compiled a list of a few of events and resources available in Alberta and nationwide. Events and Resources: