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Own Voices Alberta 2021

Own Voices Alberta is a program for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, who live in Alberta and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The program runs for four months and is fully subsidized, making it cost-free for successful applicants. Program period: March – July 2021 Application deadline: February 26, 2021 […]

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WGA Online Reading Series Podcasts

The WGA is happy to announce that audio recordings of last year’s Online Reading Series, sponsored by the Rozsa Foundation, are now available to listen to as podcast episodes. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts to be notified whenever a new episode is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud. New episodes […]

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Send Us Your Questions, Comments, Suggestions

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is your organization. We exist to inspire, encourage, and promote writers in Alberta. We are always trying to improve our programming and offer services that interest a wide variety of our members, and our ability to do that gets easier when we hear from you. We welcome questions, comments, and […]

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WestWord Interviews Lisa Dublin & Nisha Patel

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is proud to introduce the WestWord Anti-Racism Interview Series, where we will be speaking with local Edmonton writers about some of the important work they are doing in the fight against racism. Earlier in 2020, the WGA made a commitment to stand with writers, artists – and Canadians – […]

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Call for Online Retreat Writer-in-Residence

The WGA’s online writers’ retreat, Welcoming Your Muse, will be held the weekend of February 20th & 21st.  The Writer-In-Residence will receive writing samples from registrants a week before the retreat, and will meet with writers one-on-one online during the retreat to offer feedback as well as encouragement. The retreat will be open to writers at all stages of development. Remuneration will be on […]

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WGA 2021 Mentorship Program Participants Announced

In January 2021, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2021 marks the tenth 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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WHEN WORDS COLLIDE (WWC) BOARD OPPORTUNITY

Susan Calder susancalder.com has generously represented the WGA on the Calgary-based WWC volunteer board for the past five years. Thank you, Susan. The festival will be celebrating its tenth year in 2021 and we are looking a new WGA rep on the board. Tasks include: – Representing the WGA on the committee.– Working on a specific portfolio or act […]

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4th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 4th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!Author Jeananne Kirwin is back again this year to help give voice to Indigenous mothers. Together, we share the vision of effecting positive changes in our community through stories.Because of the generosity of our […]

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