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WGA Podcasts Now Available on Apple Podcasts

WGA Podcasts are now available on the go with Apple Podcasts! You can stream and download previous Writers’ Guild podcast episodes on your Apple devices when you subscribe to WGA Podcasts on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. The Writer’s Guild is also excited to partner with Let’s Get Lit: A Drunk Poetry Podcast. Edmonton poets Matthew […]

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The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College

The WGA, Freehand and Shelf Life Books Present the 2018 Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Monday, November 19 | 5:00—9:00pm  Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB  General public $20 | @ the Door $25 WGA members receive 50% discount on tickets purchased by Oct 31 [$10] WGA PROMO CODE is wgagillerbash2018  Please ensure your WGA […]

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2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!   This year, Author Jeananne Kirwin and the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove have enthusiastically joined in the effort to help give voice to Indigenous mothers.  Together, we share the vision of effecting positive […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 10: An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin

An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin by Qian Cao Leo Lisa Dublin is from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, and she moved to Edmonton with her family in 2013. Poetry, performance poetry, and writing are the things she has always loved. She holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, and most recently […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 8: Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out (Feat. Kate Rittner-Werkman)

Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out by Shicheng Xu Kate Rittner-Werkman is a writer who was born in Hamburg, Germany. When she was a child, she immigrated to Canada and lived in a few different cities before she settled in Edmonton. She uses English to write, but she is a bilingual speaker and thinker […]

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

September 17, 2018 (St. John’s, NL) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all across Canada. […]

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WGA Blog Post: The Kemosa Scholarship: An Opportunity for Indigenous Mothers who Write

by Joshua Dakin Many Canadians hold authors like J.K. Rowling, Carol Shields and Margaret Atwood in high regard; Harry Potter, The Stone Diaries, and A Handmaid’s Tale keep beloved spots in our hearts. These writers, all of whom were also mothers, created (and continue to create) captivating and engaging worlds for us to get lost in. […]

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Call for WGA Board Members: Member at Large Position

Following the AGM, we still have a vacancy on the board for a Member at Large position from outside of Calgary and Edmonton. All positions from Calgary and Edmonton on the board are currently filled. Applications are welcome from all other parts of the province. Click here to read more. Or view the Board Recruitment Brochure or the Yearly Time and Financial […]

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