WGA Edmonton Fall Kickoff Recap
Our thanks to all the speakers and attendees at our Edmonton Fall Kick-off last week, where we had the opportunity to hear from representatives of a number of local organizations about their upcoming events and programming. The evening was such a success that we wanted to post a recap of some of the announcements mentioned at the event. To find […]
WGA Now on Instagram!
The WGA is now on Instagram! Find us here for photos of the presenters at last week’s Edmonton Fall Kick-off! Also, the WGA’s Youth Hub can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
WGA CALL FOR BORDERLINES WRITERS CIRCLE MENTORS
Employment Opportunity Application Deadline: September 15 Are you a seasoned writer familiar with wrestling with theme, style, structure, and language? Do you have an interest in and an awareness of the challenges of cross- cultural references and sensitivities, writing about difficult subjects, and writing in English as a second language? The Writers’ Guild of Alberta seeks […]
WGA AND LITFEST PRESENT: A PLACE CALLED HOME—IMMIGRANT WRITERS AND THEIR STORIES
Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:00 pm Massawa Café and Bistro, 10153 97 St. Join six internationally-published writers as they explore the impact immigration and adaptation to a new culture have on creative writing. What does a writer lose and what do they gain in calling a new place home? Sometimes caught between two worlds, […]
WGA FALL KICKOFF (Edmonton)
2016 Fall Kickoff Calling All Writers! Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time: Gather at 7:00 pm, presentations begin at 7:30 pm Place: Kasbar (downstairs from Yianni’s restaurant), 10444 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton Admission: $7.00 for WGA members, $10.00 for non-members Bring your calendars – electronic or “old school”– to this informative and social event for writers, editors, and readers. […]
WGA PRESENTS: TRANSITIONS, A YOGA, WRITING & MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP (Calgary)
Sunday, September 18, 1:15—3:30pm Instructor: Amber Rotar Yoga Santosha at 1800 4th Street SW (Unit #320) $10 WGA members (Promo Code WG16) $30 Public + non-members Free street parking or $2 parkade Register online at yogasantosha.ca and WGA members: don’t forget to use your promo code (WG16) for a $20 discount! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Yoga Santosha are thrilled to […]
ANNOUNCING THE WGA 2017 BANFF RETREAT WRITER IN RESIDENCE
The WGA is thrilled to announce that the Writer in Residence for our 2017 Banff retreat will be Kimmy Beach! Kimmy has served as Writer in Residence for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Parkland Regional Library, the Library Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. […]
WGA CALL FOR ONLINE YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR APPLICATIONS
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta has an exciting opportunity for an energetic, creative, and organized individual with a passion for youth, young adults, writing, and technology. Writers Hub for Youth (WHY) is a pilot project designed to be an online creative writing community for youth ages 13-25. Through a series of writing related and entertaining […]
WGA 2017 Banff Retreat – February 3 – 12 – SOLD OUT
Banff Retreat: February 3 – 12, 2017, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Our annual Banff Retreat is now open for registration! This self-guided retreat is a great opportunity to connect with fellow writers and enjoy uninterrupted writing time at The Banff Centre, the world’s largest arts and creativity incubator. Writers at any stage of […]
Rest in Peace, Mel Hurtig
It is with deep regret that we announce Audreys Books founder, Mel Hurtig, has passed away at the age of 84. He was a publisher for a number of Alberta authors and the significant work The Canadian Encyclopedia. Hurtig passed away in Vancouver on Wednesday. Read the CBC article about Mel Hurtig here.