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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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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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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 10- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast-Burlesque Storytelling with Brittany Johnson Our conversation this week is […]

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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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2020 Banff Retreat Now Sold Out

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. The retreat is now full. However, if you would like to be […]

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ALIGHT SOLUTIONS EMAIL

For those who have not yet seen the WGA’s notice about the Alight Solutions email that was circulated to WGA members who have an online profile with our website. It has come to our attention that a number of members received emails from a company called Alight Solutions (subject: Proofreading Job), who appear to have contacted […]

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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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