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Monday Write Nights at EPL

We are thrilled to partner with Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press for a series of upcoming Monday Write Nights. Beginning Feb 11, join us weekly for some writing inspiration! Learn more about library programs and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, meet other writers, or just find a quiet space to write by yourself. […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2019 – Registration Deadline Extended!

Drink the Wild Air 2019 Date: March 8-10, 2019  Place: Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek, Alberta.  Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.  Cost: $208 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.)   We’ve extended the deadline to register! Registration Deadline Extended: February 28   REGISTER NOW!  A Message from Colin […]

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Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast Series

Episode 4: Mary Pinkoski  Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with Mary Pinkoski, Edmonton’s fifth Poet Laureate and the 2019 Metro Federation Regional Writer in Residence. As they sip the Glenora Breakfast Blend tea from Acquired Taste Tea Company paired with Mary’s own bold poetry, they discuss oddly inspiring motivational posters, the value of museums, […]

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The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College

The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Monday, November 19 | 5:00—9:00pm  Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB  General public $20 | @ the Door $25 if space allows Also, please note that each individual ticket must be purchased separately. Tickets: frontiercollege.akaraisin.com/ui/17814/tickets Our 2018 Giller Light […]

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High Plains Book Awards – 2018 Winners

The winners were announced at the High Plains Book Awards banquet, held October 20, 2018 in Billings, Montana. The High Plains Book Awards have been established to recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and […]

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WGA Podcasts Now Available on Apple Podcasts

WGA Podcasts are now available on the go with Apple Podcasts! You can stream and download previous Writers’ Guild podcast episodes on your Apple devices when you subscribe to WGA Podcasts on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. The Writer’s Guild is also excited to partner with Let’s Get Lit: A Drunk Poetry Podcast. Edmonton poets Matthew […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 10: An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin

An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin by Qian Cao Leo Lisa Dublin is from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, and she moved to Edmonton with her family in 2013. Poetry, performance poetry, and writing are the things she has always loved. She holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, and most recently […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 8: Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out (Feat. Kate Rittner-Werkman)

Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out by Shicheng Xu Kate Rittner-Werkman is a writer who was born in Hamburg, Germany. When she was a child, she immigrated to Canada and lived in a few different cities before she settled in Edmonton. She uses English to write, but she is a bilingual speaker and thinker […]

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