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Wednesday, May 16 2018  7:00—9:00pm Rose & Crown Pub, 1503 4 St SW, Calgary  Free Admission  You are invited to arrive anytime after 6:00pm to have dinner and socialize with friends! Please RSVP via Facebook TONIGHT!! Join Samantha Warwick and Carol Holmes (WGA) to celebrate the 2018 Alberta Literary Award shortlisted authors and their nominated works! We look forward to hearing from five […]

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An Afternoon with the Authors – YEG

Sunday, May 6, 2018  2:00 pm  Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave. Please RSVP via Facebook We hope you will will join us at Audreys to hear from the writers whose work has been shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize! This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will […]

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2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

Please join us for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017! Time: Cocktails and mingling at 6:30 pm, Buffet dinner at 7:15 pm Place: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta (11613 – 87 Avenue) Dress Code: semiformal/festive attire Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here.   Our […]

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2016 Alberta Literary Award Winners Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to reveal the winners of the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards. More than 120 attended the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards Wine and Cheese Gala, part of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 2016 Calgary Conference, Creativity and Happiness. This celebration marked the 34th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers […]

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2016 WGA Golden Pen Award Recipient

Supported by Aritha van Herk The WGA Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of an outstanding Alberta writer. Past recipients have been Alice Major, George Melnyk, Fred Stenson, Aritha van Herk, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Myrna Kostash, Grant MacEwan, W.O. Mitchell, Rudy Wiebe and Betty Jane Hegerat. This year’s recipient is Greg Hollingshead. Greg Hollingshead has published […]

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WGA Blog Post: Julie Sedivy on the Rocks, Richard Harrison Through the Looking Glass & Marina Endicott on a Boat!

Meet author, professor and former WGA President Julie ‘No Slouch’ Sedivy: Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Rochester! Faculty at Brown University for twelve years! Has published more than thirty scientific articles on language and the mind, and blogs regularly for Nautilus, Psychology Today, Language Log, and Discover magazine! You may wish to read Julie’s […]

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