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Call for WGA Board Members: Member at Large Position

Following the AGM, we still have a vacancy on the board for a Member at Large position from outside of Calgary and Edmonton. All positions from Calgary and Edmonton on the board are currently filled. Applications are welcome from all other parts of the province. Click here to read more. Or view the Board Recruitment Brochure or the Yearly Time and Financial […]

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2018 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

  We are thrilled to announce the instructors for Wordsworth 2018. More names and course descriptions will be added as they are confirmed! Register Now WordsWorth 2018 Instructors Derek Beaulieu Isaac Bond Louise Casemore Marcello Di Cintio Erin Dingle Bevin Dooley Kim Firmston Richard Kelly Kemick Natalie Lauchlan Johnny MacRae Colin Martin Tim Mikula Erik […]

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Scenes From: A Celebration of Edmonton’s Literary and Visual Artists

Our thanks to Melissa Penney Photography for these great images from the Celebration of Edmonton’s Literary and Visual Artists event on June 21, where the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize were presented. This year’s Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize winner is Billy-Ray Belcourt […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 5: Remembering Your Original Intention of Writing and Overcoming Challenges (Feat. Luciana Erregue-Sacchi)

Remembering Your Original Intention of Writing and Overcoming Challenges by Bojun Yang Writing is an art. Writing can resonate powerfully with people who have the same feelings as writers. In the large community of Canadian writers, the number of multilingual and transnational writers has been on the rise. However, they face many challenges due to […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 3: A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages

A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages by Qiaochu Dai As an international student living in Edmonton for three years, I’ve gained the real feeling that Canada is a multicultural country that is very inclusive. In order to more deeply understand the Canadian culture and learn how Canadian writers, […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces 2018 Golden Pen Award Recipient

April 30, 2018 2018 WGA Golden Pen Award The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead […]

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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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