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Meet the 2021 Finalists!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary Book Prizes. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards, the City of Edmonton and The City of Calgary recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Details for the Virtual Readings […]

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Meet the Own Voices Alberta 2021 Protégés and Mentors

In partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) and with the support from the Calgary Foundation, the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society (AWCS) designed Own Voices Alberta to yield new literary works, explore the BIPOC experience, and initiate dialogue that celebrates our diversity and contributes to a deeper understanding of one another. The program offers […]

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Extra Cred: Planning the Novel (Kemosa Scholarship Fundraiser)

Waubgeshig Rice shares his process for imagining the plot, creating characters, and researching and developing the worlds they’ll inhabit. Tickets by donation, in support of the Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. Date Fri., April 30, 1pm ET Department Fiction Insructor Waubgeshig Rice When it comes to writing a novel, […]

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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 the Rozsa Foundation, 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, and SoundCloud. New episodes […]

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Own Voices Alberta 2021

Own Voices Alberta is a program for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, who live in Alberta and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The program runs for four months and is fully subsidized, making it cost-free for successful applicants. Program period: March – July 2021 Application deadline: February 26, 2021 […]

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Send Us Your Questions, Comments, Suggestions

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is your organization. We exist to inspire, encourage, and promote writers in Alberta. We are always trying to improve our programming and offer services that interest a wide variety of our members, and our ability to do that gets easier when we hear from you. We welcome questions, comments, and […]

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WestWord Interviews Lisa Dublin & Nisha Patel

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is proud to introduce the WestWord Anti-Racism Interview Series, where we will be speaking with local Edmonton writers about some of the important work they are doing in the fight against racism. Earlier in 2020, the WGA made a commitment to stand with writers, artists – and Canadians – […]

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Call for Online Retreat Writer-in-Residence

The WGA’s online writers’ retreat, Welcoming Your Muse, will be held the weekend of February 20th & 21st.  The Writer-In-Residence will receive writing samples from registrants a week before the retreat, and will meet with writers one-on-one online during the retreat to offer feedback as well as encouragement. The retreat will be open to writers at all stages of development. Remuneration will be on […]

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