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Prairie Indigenous E-Book and IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collections

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection Launched in January 2019, this significant addition to the Alberta eBooks repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Along with the 1,500 […]

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Congratulations to the 2019 High Plains Book Awards finalists!

Finalists for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards have been announced in 12 categories. Congratulations to the following Alberta authors! Beth Towe – Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton – Fifth House Publishers – (for Art & Photography)Trina Moyles – Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World – (for First Book)Dallas Hunt – AwÃsis and the World-Famous Bannock – […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

To help celebrate this day we are sharing some of the favourite books by Indigenous authors from some of our staff, members, and other book lovers in Alberta. Kiss of the Fur Queen Thomson Highway When I was a young student during the first few years of the 21st century I came across many works […]

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Let’s Get Lit Poetry Podcast Series

Episode 7: Titilope Sonuga Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with Titilope Sonuga, author of THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR (Write Bloody North, 2019). As we sip Lambrusco by Monte delle Vigne (a sparkling red as charming as our feature poet) paired with Titilope’s poetry, we discuss new motherhood, musical collaborations, and the power of […]

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Digital Strategies Sessions at This Year’s Conference

The WGA’s annual conference is just ONE WEEK away! Join us for Writing Across Worlds, June 7 – 9 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers and let you know about a new conference session! Announcing our speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers Digital Strategies for WritersSaturday, June 8, 11:00 – 12:30Featuring Dana […]

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Meet the 2019 Alberta Literary Award and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist Authors

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards and the City of Edmonton recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta and Edmonton authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at […]

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