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Call for WGA Board Members

The 2018/19 board of the WGA will be elected at the AGM in conjunction with the WGA Annual Conference 2018: Refining Our Narratives on Sunday, June 3, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, at Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor Performance Space in Calgary. There will be at least two openings, including President, Vice President, Secretary, […]

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2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist

For Immediate Release: The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Arts Council, and Audreys Books are pleased to announce the shortlist works for the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize.   The three finalists include Billy-Ray Belcourt for This Wound is a World (Frontenac House) Norma Dunning for Annie Muktuk and other stories (University of Alberta Press), […]

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Media Release – 2018 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

For Immediate Release: 2018 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLIST   The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards […]

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ALBERTA LITERARY MAGAZINE SAMPLER-Exclusive Member Offer! Get one issue of each magazine for $25 per year. That’s four different magazines for only $25. Subscribe when you renew your membership, or sign up today using the link below!   Here are the ways you can add the Subscription Box to your membership:   1. Renew your membership early! You […]

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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) Maximum 11 spots available. 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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WGA Blog: WGA Writers Make a Significant Contribution

Home: Stories Connecting Us All is a celebratory anthology of multicultural stories edited by Tololwa Mollel and assistant editor Scott Sabo. Several Edmonton and provincial organizations initiated the compilation and publication of this e-book founded on the belief that sharing stories is a way of addressing issues that many newcomers to Canada face. “Perhaps sharing […]

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WGA Equity Task Force Survey

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) values diversity and inclusiveness and aims to truly reflect the diversity of Alberta writers. We recognize the existence of various historical and structural inequities including discrimination based on skin colour, ethnicity, cultural or linguistic background, class, economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or a combination […]

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WGA Call for Silent Auction Donations

Do you have a new book out? Or new items you’d like to regift? Please remember your Writers’ Guild and donate items to the Guild for fund-raising. We are looking for almost anything new or in new condition as well as lightly used books and new books, particularly those written by members. These items will be put in gift baskets which will […]

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