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Calgary Write Nights

Come join the WGA and Just Write for a weekly in-person writing meetup in Calgary! Thursdays at 7:00PM at Black Pearl 8855 MacLeod Trail SW The central purpose of this group is to help people focus on their writing. Group members might give each other critiques or share their work if they want, though this […]

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6th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are happy to announce the launch of the 6th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write! Because of the generosity of sponsors like Author Jeananne Kirwin, we will award three scholarships this year: 1st place $3000, 2nd place $2000, 3rd place $1000.  Our vision is to […]

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2023 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2022.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well […]

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Please join us in welcoming Ashley Frerichs to the position of Program Coordinator (Southern Alberta Office), effective October 25. Ashley Frerichs (aka Ashley J.J. White) was born and raised in Calgary where she worked in radio until 2012 when she made a swift escape to the west coast. In Vancouver, she was the Program & Promotions Coordinator […]

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Call for Nominations: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta, on behalf of the Province of Alberta, is administering the literary portion of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge Alberta writers who have demonstrated significant contribution to Alberta’s literary community.  Up to 15 literary medals will be awarded.  We are seeking […]

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2022 Horizons Writers Circle Participants Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2022 Horizons Writers Circle, its mentored writing program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), ESL, and underrepresented writers living in Edmonton. This October, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s Horizons Writers Circle. The program will run between the […]

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WGA 2022 Call for Board Members

Deadline: August 22, 2022 The 2022/2023 Board of the WGA will be elected at our AGM on September 24, 2022. The AGM will be held at the Calgary Public Library – Central Branch but there will be the opportunity for remote participation. There are openings for the following positions: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Youth Member at […]

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