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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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For those who have not yet seen the WGA’s notice about the Alight Solutions email that was circulated to WGA members who have an online profile with our website. It has come to our attention that a number of members received emails from a company called Alight Solutions (subject: Proofreading Job), who appear to have contacted […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

To help celebrate this day we are sharing some of the favourite books by Indigenous authors from some of our staff, members, and other book lovers in Alberta. Kiss of the Fur Queen Thomson Highway When I was a young student during the first few years of the 21st century I came across many works […]

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