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The WGA and Horizons Writers Circle Present: Literary Festivals 101

Literary Festivals 101 Thursday, November 18, 2021.6:30 MST, Free REGISTER HERE The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is hosting the first panel of their new 101 Series on all things literary. Four female festival directors from across Canada, Amanda Leduc, from The FOLD Festival, Charlene Diehl from Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival, Fawnda Mithrush from LitFest YEG, and […]

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Call for WGA Virtual Writer-in-Residence

Deadline: November 12 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta invites all those qualified to apply for the position of Virtual Writer-in-Residence. This program provides WGA members access to the services of a Virtual Writer-in-Residence, with priority given to those who cannot access one elsewhere. The position will begin in January and end in May, with an […]

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2022 WGA Mentorship Program Now Open for Applications

2022 Mentorship Program Now Open for Applications The Mentorship Program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2022. We will accept up to eight apprentices to work with mentors this year, […]

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In Memoriam – Doug Barbour

Photo Credit: University of Alberta The WGA is deeply saddened by news of the death of Edmonton poet, professor, critic, and publisher Douglas Barbour. A prominent member of the Alberta literary community, Doug served on the board of directors for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta as a member at large from 1981 to 1983. He […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – 30 September, 2021

The Government of Canada recently passed the legislation marking September 30 as a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. We have compiled the following list of resources and sites with suggested reading. We encourage you to check out these resources, […]

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New Online Writers Group for Calgary and Southern Alberta

New online writers’ group! CalgaryWrites, on Discord. This group is only for WGA members who live in and around Calgary, as well as Southern Alberta. CalgaryWrites is an online group utilizing Discord. There is no physical location to meet at the moment, and the online format allows members to join regardless of location, from Red […]

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2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

On September 17, 2021, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards during an online presentation. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Here is the official Media Release of the awards announcement: “Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of […]

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WGA 2021 Call for Board Members

Deadline Extended: September 24, 2021The 2021/22 board of the WGA will be elected at the Virtual AGM in October. There will be openings for the following positions: one opening for President, one opening for Treasurer, one opening for Secretary, four openings for Member at Large. Two interim members of the 2020/21 board have put their names forward for election and one […]

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2021 Horizons Writers Circle Participants Announced

August 30, 2021 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2021 Horizons Writers Circle, its mentored writing program for Edmonton’s immigrant and underrepresented writers.  In September, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s newly-named Horizons Writers Circle. The program will run between the months of September 2021 and […]

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