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CSL Blog Project, Volume 4: Carol Parchewsky—a “Book Engineer”

Carol Parchewsky—a “Book Engineer” by Shu Yu I had the pleasure of interviewing Carol Parchewsky, a Canadian writer who has also received her Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and postgraduate certificates in Professional Management, e-learning, and creative writing at the University of Calgary. She currently focuses on adult and […]

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ACCESS COPYRIGHT: Advocacy Update – keeping the momentum for the Copyright Act review

The following is the latest news from Access Copyright: May 25, 2018 Roanie Levy, President & CEO of Access Copyright, appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology on May 22nd, as part of the ongoing Copyright Act review. Watch Roanie’s appearance before the Industry Committee (it starts at 16:38:00 of the video).   The session […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 3: A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages

A Great Talk with the Journalist Tazeen Hasan on Writing, Culture and Languages by Qiaochu Dai As an international student living in Edmonton for three years, I’ve gained the real feeling that Canada is a multicultural country that is very inclusive. In order to more deeply understand the Canadian culture and learn how Canadian writers, […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces 2018 Golden Pen Award Recipient

April 30, 2018 2018 WGA Golden Pen Award The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead […]

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Call for WGA Board Members

The 2018/19 board of the WGA will be elected at the AGM in conjunction with the WGA Annual Conference 2018: Refining Our Narratives on Sunday, June 3, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, at Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor Performance Space in Calgary. There will be at least two openings, including President, Vice President, Secretary, […]

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Media Release – 2018 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

For Immediate Release: 2018 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLIST   The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards […]

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ALBERTA LITERARY MAGAZINE SAMPLER-Exclusive Member Offer! Get one issue of each magazine for $25 per year. That’s four different magazines for only $25. Subscribe when you renew your membership, or sign up today using the link below!   Here are the ways you can add the Subscription Box to your membership:   1. Renew your membership early! You […]

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WGA Blog: WGA Writers Make a Significant Contribution

Home: Stories Connecting Us All is a celebratory anthology of multicultural stories edited by Tololwa Mollel and assistant editor Scott Sabo. Several Edmonton and provincial organizations initiated the compilation and publication of this e-book founded on the belief that sharing stories is a way of addressing issues that many newcomers to Canada face. “Perhaps sharing […]

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WGA Equity Task Force Survey

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) values diversity and inclusiveness and aims to truly reflect the diversity of Alberta writers. We recognize the existence of various historical and structural inequities including discrimination based on skin colour, ethnicity, cultural or linguistic background, class, economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or a combination […]

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