Webinar: Research and Narrative Nonfiction with Omar Mouallem

Research and Narrative Nonfiction with Omar Mouallem WGA, CAA and CNFC Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35 Students:$10 Literary nonfiction. Creative nonfiction. Long-form journalism. The genre goes by many names, but the goal is the same: writing a strong narrative with compelling characters and a unique voice, without sacrificing the truth. How’s this achieved? With patience, pointed […]

WGA Podcast: Reading Paul Celan’s Todesfuge in 2018

Reading Paul Celan’s Todesfuge in 2018 Three women poets, Luciana Erregue-Sacchi, Nermeen Youssef, and Anna Marie Sewell, braid Paul Celan’s Todesfuge in German, English, and Spanish—as a fugue. Then Luciana talks about why she chose this poem for them to perform, which leads into thoughtful commentary on the meaning and music of the poem. The […]

Webinar: Build a Writers’ Platform and Find Your Audience

Build a Writers’ Platform and Find Your Audience  Saturday, September 22 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35 Students:$10 Feeling completely overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what needs to get done (and when!) in order to build your online presence and market your book? What if you could attract droves of engaged […]

Bridging Cultures Through Writing

Bridging Cultures Through Writing Multicultural Writing Forum Series Sunday, April 15 2:30 – 4:30 Action for Healthy Communities 100, 10578 – 113 Street, Edmonton FREE Hosted by Edmonton Chinese Writing Club and Writers’ Guild of Alberta Moderated by Dr. Leilei Chen, four multicultural writers speak about why they chose to be a writer, the meaning of writing for their lives, […]

Borderlines Writers Circle Readings 2018

BORDERLINES WRITERS CIRCLE READINGS Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 pm Whitemud Crossing Library (Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211 – 106 Street) FREE The WGA and Edmonton Public Library present an evening of new work from six multicultural, multilingual writers in celebration of the completion of the 2017 Borderlines Writers Circle program. Join Mila Philipzig, Leilei Chen, […]


March 24, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Mountain time) Online $25 members (WGA, CAA, & Stroll of Poets), $35 non-members Students $10 Smash All teh Rulez English has almost infinite expressive potential, but when it comes to the rules it’s a game everyone will lose sooner or later. Why is that? Because we made it that […]

WGA Webinar: Demystifying the Literary Agent

“Demystifying the Literary Agent” with Carolyn Forde Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online $25 WGA, CAA, TWUC and Stroll members  $35 non-members Has the question ‘Do I need an agent?’ ever crossed your mind? What about the question ‘How does a writer find an agent?’ Carolyn Forde, at Westwood Creative Artists, will […]


Who are we? Why are we here? What is happening in the world? Join the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle participants as they share why they became writers, their influences, and why writing matters in today’s world. With Tazeen Hasan, Kate Rittner-Werkman, Mohamed Abdi, and Nermeen Youssef. Hosted and produced by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. […]


“Rethink Situation to Develop Conflict in Your Story” with Gail Anderson-Dargatz Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am Online $25 for members, $35 for non-members Many book projects are not fully developed and as a result never find a publisher. Why? As writers, we love to avoid our protagonists’ conflicts, for the same […]

WGA Podcast: Exploring the Relationship Between Canadian Literature and Canadian Identity

Sutina Chou traveled across Canada to collect ways that Canadian identity has impacted Canadian literature, and vice versa. Through interviews with authors, she hoped to contribute more first-hand data to the existing academic literature surrounding the link between literature and identity in a Canadian context. Discover what WGA members had to say in August 2016. […]