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Sharon Bala Webinar: Writing Who You Don’t Know

Saturday, October 1710:00am-11:00am $25 for WGA Members, $25 for non-members,Students $10Register HERE How do we write from outside our experience? Specifically: how do we create characters whose skin colour, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or gender are not our own? How do we ensure the characters ring true? In this workshop we will cover dangerous tropes and how […]

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In Memoriam – Lyn Thompson

With great sadness we share news of the passing of long-time WGA member Lyn Thompson on September 6, 2020 at the age of 90. Lyn served on the WGA Board of Directors from 1993-95 and was one of 17 people to have been awarded a lifetime membership with the WGA. She organized and hosted a […]

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Anti-Racism Collaboration

Please see the statement from The Writers’ Union of Canada, condemning racism. Recent events have been a stark reminder of the inequality and injustice that exists against the Black community in our society. These tragedies have led many of us to reflect on how we can be more informed active contributors toward positive change in our […]

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WGA Staff Announcements

The WGA announces the upcoming departure of Calgary-based Program Director Samantha Warwick. Sam has been with us for over 15 years and has developed a vibrant WGA community in Calgary and surrounding areas. She has supported writers—both new and established—from across Alberta and beyond, creating opportunities for artists to have their work celebrated and showcased at […]

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WGA 2020 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 20207:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Online The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. This year’s AGM will be help online, in accordance with current Alberta Health Regulations restricting in-person events. If you are a member and wish to attend the AGM, please RSVP by Friday, September 11.The AGM agenda, draft minutes of the 2019 AGM, and a list of […]

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Send Us Your Questions, Comments, Suggestions

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is your organization. We exist to inspire, encourage, and promote writers in Alberta. We are always trying to improve our programming and offer services that interest a wide variety of our members, and our ability to do that gets easier when we hear from you. We welcome questions, comments, and […]

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WGA 2020 Fall Kick-Off

When: Wednesday, September 23rd. 7:00pmWhere: WGA YouTube Channel, HEREFREE to attend Every September the WGA hosts an event intended to help writers organize their literary agendas for the rest of the year. There are festivals, workshops, seminars, webinars, author talks, readings and book launches happening across the province—and because so many events have moved online this […]

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WGA Online Reading Series

Thanks to the generosity of the Rozsa Foundation, we have received funding to host a series of online readings and author interviews. So, we’re thrilled to launch the WGA Online Reading series for WGA members who had their events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any has a 2020 book release looking for an […]

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Literary/AI Workshop – Call for Expressions of Interest

In collaboration with Margaret Lam (,, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is developing a hands-on workshop to help writers explore the inner-workings of artificial intelligence, and its implications on how we read and write in a digital context. Designed to be held over a 3-month period, 6 participating writers will engage in workshops on […]

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