Horizons Writers Circle 2024 Participants Announced

Horizons Writers Circle The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2024 Horizons Writers Circle. Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning […]

Horizons Writers Circle 2024

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: January 2024–May 2024Horizons is now closed to applicationsDeadline: December 19th Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The […]

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are happy to announce the launch of the 7th 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 […]

Tell Us About Your 2023 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2023! If you have a book slated for publication in 2023 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2023 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

Winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at and in-person gala in Calgary on June 3rd. The winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was announced on May 3 as part of the Edmonton Arts Prizes. The City […]

2023 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Registration is now closed(After June 26th, RDP room availability cannot be guaranteed.) Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 9th – 14th, 2023 | $610  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16th – 21st, 2023 | $610  Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We look forward to celebrating your creativity […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Announcement (Online)

Tuesday, April 4, Noon (MDT) Are you curious about whether your work or the work of one of your literary friends or heroes is a finalist this year for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards? Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at Noon as the finalists for each category are announced live and for the first […]

Springboards Story to Script Intensive (Edmonton) – NEW PRICING!

Presented in Partnership with Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre as part of Springboards, A New Play Festival LOCATION: The Gateway Theatre8529 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB Workshops will be held in the Studio/Workshop Room, offices will be available on site for the one-on-one consultations. Workshop Details Story to Script: Finding character and drafting dialogue March 19, […]