WGA & THE CITY OF CALGARY PRESENT: THE W.O. MITCHELL BOOK PRIZE FINALISTS READING, CELEBRATION AND COMPLIMENTARY FOOD FROM AIDA’S BISTRO

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:00 pm, Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St. SW, Calgary Seating first-come, first-serve. Please RSVP via Facebook The Writers’ Guild of Alberta, City of Calgary and 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District are pleased to present The 2015 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize nominees at a special event on Tuesday, August 16th. Shortlisted authors […]

WestWord Review Task Force 2016: Terms of Reference

General Purpose The WestWord Review Task Force is being created to review all facets of WestWord, including content, frequency, design and layout, and distribution. WestWord comprises about 10% of our total expenses, costing on average more than $9000 per issue, which translates to $55-60,000 per year when delivered bi-monthly. WestWord is also considered one of […]

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE WGA’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

We want to hear from you!  We originally established a Facebook presence for the purpose of increasing public awareness of and to the writing community. For those of you who are current members of our Facebook group, or who attended our AGM on June 4th, you will be aware that several requests have been made […]

WGA Endowment Fund

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) needs your help.  The WGA relies heavily on government grants and the generosity of individuals and corporations, all of which can be unpredictable in times of economic uncertainty. We have created the WGA Endowment Fund with the goal of establishing longevity and future sustainability so we can continue to […]

Nominate an Artist for the AFA’s 25 Influential Alberta Artists

As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is seeking your nominations to identify 25 Albertan artists who have made significant impacts to the development and evolution of our province’s arts community over the past 25 years. They are collecting artist nominations from now until June 30, 2016. The 25 selected […]

WordsWorth 2016

That’s right. No fooling. WordsWorth 2016 is starting this weekend!  Visit the registration form to get started or the payment page if you would like to secure a spot, but need more time with the form. If you would like to pay in installments, please call us at 780.422.8174. Week 2 is now sold out. To be added to […]

2016 Alberta Literary Award Winners Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to reveal the winners of the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards. More than 120 attended the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards Wine and Cheese Gala, part of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 2016 Calgary Conference, Creativity and Happiness. This celebration marked the 34th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers […]

2016 WGA Golden Pen Award Recipient

Supported by Aritha van Herk The WGA Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of an outstanding Alberta writer. Past recipients have been Alice Major, George Melnyk, Fred Stenson, Aritha van Herk, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Myrna Kostash, Grant MacEwan, W.O. Mitchell, Rudy Wiebe and Betty Jane Hegerat. This year’s recipient is Greg Hollingshead. Greg Hollingshead has published […]

WGA Office Closure – Friday, June 3

  The WGA office will not be open this Friday and Saturday (June 3 & 4) to take phone-in Conference or Gala registrations; however the online registration system will remain open. Any cancellations or changes to registrations can be emailed to Giorgia at [email protected].