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WGA Online Reading Series Podcasts

The WGA is happy to announce that audio recordings of last year’s Online Reading Series, sponsored by Read Alberta, and University of Alberta Press are now available to listen to as podcast episodes. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts to be notified whenever a new episode is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, […]

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WGA Virtual Writer-in-Residence – Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce Gail Anderson-Dargatz as the new WGA Virtual Writer-in-Residence. The Virtual Writer-in-Residence program launched at the start of January and will continue through to the end of May. WGA Members are invited to request appointments with the VWiR using the form below. GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ’s international bestsellers, The Cure for […]

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WGA – Call for Applications: Executive Director, Deadline: Jan. 7

Location: Edmonton, Alberta The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Director. The successful candidate will effectively represent the WGA, its mission, its members, and its programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful management of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta according to the mission of the organization and the […]

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2022 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. This year, we are pleased to announce two new book prizes: the Short Story Collection Award and the Memoir Award. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary […]

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5th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write – Deadline: Dec. 17

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are happy to announce the launch of the 5th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!Author Jeananne Kirwin is back again this year to share the vision of effecting positive changes in our community through stories.Because of the generosity of our sponsors, we will award three […]

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On Monday November 22, we held our AGM and elected the new board. Unfortunately, we had no nominees for President and Treasurer. We are at a critical juncture for the WGA as we recruit and transition to a new Executive Director; position ourselves through the remainder of the pandemic; and manage future funding uncertainties. We need the participation […]

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CalgaryWrites on Discord is now transitioning to become the official WGA Discord Group: AlbertaWrites

AlbertaWrites is an online group utilizing Discord. There is no physical location to meet (unless members want to break into smaller in-person groups), and the online format allows members to join regardless of location anywhere in Alberta. There is no set time to meet; members can leave messages on the site and join a conversation […]

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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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