Author Archive | Ellen Kartz


WordsWorth 2017

  WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in the creative and diverse world of writing. Guided by established and respected artist-instructors, writers will experience writing through fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, film making, monologue and nonfiction. But […]

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WGA Announces 2017-18 Board President

Grande Prairie author to head Canada’s largest provincial writers’ association The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 President of the Board of Directors will be Grande Prairie author Dustin Archibald. Of his position, Archibald said, “I’m proud to serve as the President for the Board of Directors for the Writers’ […]

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Save the date! We are inviting all writers, readers, and literary types to our annual fall kickoff. We will gather at 7:00 pm for drinks, and at 7:30 there will be a short program. This will be an opportunity to find out what the various festivals, reading series, and publications have planned for the upcoming […]

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Call for Casino Volunteers

Call for Casino Volunteers: August 13 – 14, 2017, Palace Casino (West Edmonton Mall) We are holding our casino August 13 – 14, 2017 at the Palace Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we’ll need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long […]

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2017 Alberta Literary Award Winners Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to reveal the winners of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. More than 100 guests attended the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala, part of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 2017 Edmonton Conference, Juxtapositions. This celebration marked the 35th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers from across Alberta. […]

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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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In Memoriam – Andrew (Andy) E. Michaelson

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of long-time WGA member and friend Andy Michaelson on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Andy is survived by his loving wife, Carol Fergusson. The following is from his online obituary ( Andy had a generous, compassionate heart. He was complex, sometimes difficult, loved conversation, […]

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