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2018 Alberta Literary Awards Submission Deadline: December 31

THE 2018 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of […]

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2018 Banff Retreat: Now Open for Registrations

Our annual Banff Retreat is now open for registration! This self-guided retreat is 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 provides accommodation in a private room (with a desk), a meal plan, use of Banff Centre amenities […]

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Announcing our 2018 Banff Retreat Writers in Residence

We are happy to announce Lee Kvern and Bradley Somer will be our Writers in Residence at our 2018 Banff Retreat. Lee and Bradley will be available for individual consultations at the retreat. For more information or to register, visit the 2018 Banff Retreat registration page.   Lee Kvern’s short stories from 7 Ways to Sunday have garnered the […]

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WGA Podcast: THE BEAUTY OF LANGUAGE

Who are we? Why are we here? What is happening in the world? Join the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle participants as they share why they became writers, their influences, and why writing matters in today’s world. With Tazeen Hasan, Kate Rittner-Werkman, Mohamed Abdi, and Nermeen Youssef. Hosted and produced by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. […]

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Stephen Leacock “My Discovery of the West” Re-Tour 2017

Stephen Leacock’s “My Discovery of the West” Re-Tour 2017 A Canadian Sesquicentennial Celebration   More good food, good listening and good company but in different forms and places. Stephen Leacock toured from Port Arthur-Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Victoria, November 1936 to January 1937. We will Re-Tour from Orillia to Victoria, October 20th to November 28th 2017   Confirmed List […]

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WGA Fall Kick-off YYC (Workshop) ~ Write Every Day with Lisa Pasold, September 23

WGA Fall Kick-off YYC: Write Every Day (Workshop) Saturday, September 23rd 10:15—1:15pm Please note that doors open at 10:00am sharp! WGA members $10  | $45 non-members Memorial Park Library Main Floor Salon | 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB Registration Now Open! Join the WGA and author Lisa Pasold for a discussion about the evolution of […]

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WGA ED Carol Holmes Shortlisted for Rozsa Foundation Award

2017 ROZSA AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED  Celebrating Excellence in Arts Management [September 8th, 2017] The Rozsa Foundation is pleased to announce our shortlist for the 14th Annual Rozsa Award. Congratulations to David Chantler, Founder and Producing Director of Trickster Theatre, Carol Holmes, Executive Director of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and JP Thibodeau, Managing Artistic Director of StoryBook Theatre. Selected […]

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