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UPDATE! 2020 WGA Annual Conference in Partnership with the AWCS

WONDER–Reclaim Your Curiosity Friday May 22 (Alberta Literary Awards) + Conference May 23-24, 2020Calgary Public Library, Downtown Central Branch 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB Hotel info (Alt Hotel) coming soon! Registration will open February 3rd, 2020 – stay tuned for full program of speakers & sessions! Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society for […]

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Book Women Podcast Series

Three Metis aunties just trying to figure out the world of publishing, and chatting about books. Learn more about masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast – HERE Music Credit for All Episodes: Broke for Free – “Something Elated” Episode 13- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Métis Aunties Reflect In our last episode for this […]

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2020 Banff Retreat

There is limited space available. Contact us at [email protected] for registration info. The Banff Retreat will take place February 14 – 23, 2020. Our annual Banff Retreat is a self-guided retreat and a great opportunity to connect with fellow writers and enjoy uninterrupted writing time among amazing scenery at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. […]

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WGA 2020 Mentorship Program Participants Announced

In January 2020, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2020 marks the eighth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and also to provide support and encouragement. This program has seen many of its participants grow […]

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3rd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 3rd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!This year, author Jeananne Kirwin and has enthusiastically joined in the effort to help give voice to Indigenous mothers. Together, we share the vision of effecting positive changes in our community through stories.Because […]

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Flash Writing Contest

The University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Mama na Mtoto initiative for regional maternal, newborn, and child health in Tanzania is presenting this flash writing contest. The WGA is happy to partner with these groups to offer administrative and promotional support. Flash Fiction or Flash Non-Fiction on the subject of: Mothers and/or Motherhood […]

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In Memoriam: John Murrell

With sadness, we share the news of the death of playwright and librettist John Murrell. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. “Murrell received a bachelor of fine arts from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1968. He came to Canada in 1969 and settled permanently in Calgary in 1971, receiving his […]

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