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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Canada Helps and the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Your donation could go even further to help support Alberta authors and the WGA! Throughout the month of June, every $1 donated to a charity through Canada Helps is a chance for that charity to win a $20,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Which means every dollar you donate to the WGA during June is […]

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2020 WGA Annual Conference: Wonder & Retrospect – Postponed

Jump to: Details and Prices  | Cancellation Policy | Conference Schedule | Accommodations and Parking | Registration  | Our Thanks Postponement Notice Given the constantly changing and developing situation of COVID-19 we are postponing the AWCS/ WGA Wonder and Respect: Reclaim Your Curiosity conference scheduled May 22 -24. We will provide an update when new dates are confirmed. The In Conversation with Anthony Doerr and Breaking the “-Pre” off […]

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Grande Prairie March WGA Members’ Social

Wednesday, March 11, 20207:00 – 8:30 pmRSVP using form below to be contacted with location Join members in Grande Prairie and area for tea, coffee, dessert and conversation as we catch up with each other’s news and discuss the type of programming that will best meet your needs. Hosted by Sue Farrell Holler. This is […]

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Social Media for Writers Webinar

Friday, January 24, 2020, noonFREE and exclusive to WGA members Writers are busy and don’t have a ton of time for all the hustle involved in self-marketing, which publishers have come to expect. Join social media specialist Haley Overland in a conversation about social media for the busy writer. Get straightforward tips on creating optimal […]

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2020 Banff Retreat

Registration for the 2020 Banff Retreat is now closed. The Banff Retreat will take place February 14 – 23, 2020. Our annual Banff Retreat is a self-guided retreat and a great opportunity to connect with fellow writers and enjoy uninterrupted writing time among amazing scenery at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Participants will have […]

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Call for Applications: Regional Event Facilitators

We are seeking contract facilitators to expand our programming in rural and remote regions. The role of the Regional Event Facilitator is to start a series of events for writers in their respective region (Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, or Airdrie, and surrounding communities) and pursue sponsorships or other resources that may help the events […]

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In Memoriam: John Murrell

With sadness, we share the news of the death of playwright and librettist John Murrell. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. “Murrell received a bachelor of fine arts from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1968. He came to Canada in 1969 and settled permanently in Calgary in 1971, receiving his […]

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Announcing the 2020 Banff Retreat Writers in Residence

We are happy to announce the Writers in Residence for our annual Banff Retreat, February 14 – 23, 2020 at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Ali Bryan and Louise Halfe will be joining us at Banff Centre to provide manuscript consultations, advice about the writing life, and group activities. Ali Bryan is an award-winning […]

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