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2019 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

THE 2019 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2018.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2019 Now Open for Registration!

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.)   REGISTER NOW!  A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the season to one […]

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Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast Series

Episode 2: Jenna Butler The second Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast is now out! In the second episode, Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with Jenna Butler, author of the prose-poetry travelogue, MAGNETIC NORTH (University of Alberta Press, 2018). As we enjoy a Pinot Noir (and a Rosé!) paired with her book, we discuss sea […]

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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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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

September 17, 2018 (St. John’s, NL) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all across Canada. […]

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