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2018 Banff Retreat

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. The retreat provides accommodation in a private room (with a desk), a meal plan, use of Banff Centre amenities including complimentary access to […]

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Announcing our 2018 Banff Retreat Writers in Residence

We are happy to announce Lee Kvern and Bradley Somer will be our Writers in Residence at our 2018 Banff Retreat. Lee and Bradley will be available for individual consultations at the retreat. For more information or to register, visit the 2018 Banff Retreat registration page.   Lee Kvern’s short stories from 7 Ways to Sunday have garnered the […]

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta September Pub Night (YYC)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 The Rose & Crown Pub: 1503 4 St SW Calgary, 3rd Floor Private Room Gather anytime after 6:00pm | Program 7:00 pm Free for WGA members $5.00 cash donation for non-members Join the WGA (YYC chapter) for our annual Fall Pub night at the Rose! Meet old friends and make new ones while we talk about the upcoming literary […]

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SOLD OUT: Strawberry Creek Retreat, May 10 – 14, 2017

Join your fellow writers May 10 – 14, 2017 at the Strawberry Creek Lodge for our annual writing retreat—the 60th writing retreat the Writers’ Guild of Alberta has held at Strawberry Creek Lodge! Our popular spring retreat is a self-directed writing retreat open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek Lodge […]

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Be a Video Poem Maker! Teen Writing and Film Project Registration

This winter, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, in collaboration with celebrated filmmaker Shawn Tse and nationally-recognized spoken word artist Brandon Wint, will launch Be a Video Poem Maker! The program aims to help teens learn to write and speak poems, and turn those poems into captivating videos. Teens will be provided with and trained to […]

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Young Writers’ Week March 16 – 20, 2016

  The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is thrilled to sponsor our first-ever Young Writers’ Week from March 16 to March 20! The week will be filled with blog posts, writing challenges and resources, and will be hosted on the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s website and our Facebook page. This event is aimed at writers under […]

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Strawberry Creek Retreat May 4 – 8, 2016

The May Strawberry Creek Retreat has sold out! Registration is now closed. Treat yourself to renewal and writing May 4 – 8, 2016 at the Strawberry Creek Lodge at the WGA’s 2014 Spring Strawberry Creek Retreat! This self-guided retreat is open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek Lodge is a […]

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2016 Alberta Literary Awards – (Postmark) Deadline December 31, 2015

THE 2016 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of […]

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2016 Banff Retreat

Our annual Banff Retreat is on February 5 – 14, 2016, and 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 their career or writing project are […]

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WGA & ATIA Advanced Literary Translation Workshop

Please scroll down to register your name and email, then click Submit. You will be taken through the payment process. When: November 14, 1-4 pm Where: Stanley Milner Library, Room 7, 6th floor What: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in exploring the multiple aspects of literary translation in a welcoming and instructive environment. Examples […]

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