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CSL Blog Project Project, Volume 6: Talking to the Marvelous Sophie Pinkoski

Talking to the Marvelous Sophie Pinkoski by Xue Liu Sophie Pinkoski is a Canadian novelist who has a store of literary experiences. After I read her biography provided by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, I found out her hometown is Edmonton, which she returned to after completing her education around the world. I am interested […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 5: Remembering Your Original Intention of Writing and Overcoming Challenges (Feat. Luciana Erregue-Sacchi)

Remembering Your Original Intention of Writing and Overcoming Challenges by Bojun Yang Writing is an art. Writing can resonate powerfully with people who have the same feelings as writers. In the large community of Canadian writers, the number of multilingual and transnational writers has been on the rise. However, they face many challenges due to […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 4: Carol Parchewsky—a “Book Engineer”

Carol Parchewsky—a “Book Engineer” by Shu Yu I had the pleasure of interviewing Carol Parchewsky, a Canadian writer who has also received her Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and postgraduate certificates in Professional Management, e-learning, and creative writing at the University of Calgary. She currently focuses on adult and […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 3: A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages

A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages by Qiaochu Dai As an international student living in Edmonton for three years, I’ve gained the real feeling that Canada is a multicultural country that is very inclusive. In order to more deeply understand the Canadian culture and learn how Canadian writers, […]

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Strawberry Creek Retreat: May 9 – 13, 2018

May 9 – 13, 2018, Strawberry Creek Lodge Price: $600 (non-members must purchase a WGA membership) Only two spots left! Join your fellow writers this May at Strawberry Creek Lodge for our annual writing retreat. Our spring retreat is a self-directed writing retreat open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek […]

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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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