The WGA is curious to know what our members are reading. Let us know what books you would recommend and why! Short write-ups of approx. 100 words on your reading recommendations can be sent to WestWord editor Raymond Gariepy at: [email protected] for inclusion in the next issue of the magazine!
The WGA is happy to partner with the Listen 2 Me podcast. Listen 2 Me is a podcast for creatives, by creatives. Your hosts, Gio and Renée, two lifelong friends and queer creatives, talk about the very real highs and lows of making art while staying grounded. They’re bringing you the best in unsolicited, unqualified advice—with the odd qualified […]
We are getting close to the start of a new year and we would love to know what our members are publishing in 2021. If you have a book slated for publication in 2021 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via this form. All books by WGA members that are commercially available […]
Winners of the ‘Meet Eden Robinson’ and ‘Meet Anthony Doerr’ 2021 Re/Orientation conference draws available to view! Produced by Listen 2 Me Podcast. Thank you Giografik & Renée Meloche!
Over the past few months, Access Copyright has worked with a small group of authors to test out a book mailing campaign to push Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government to reform the Copyright Act so that Canadian creators and publishers are paid for the use of their work by the education sector. You […]
We are thrilled to re-launch the WGA Online Reading Series for WGA members who have a late 2020 or 2021 book release and are looking for an opportunity to present their work. All you need to take part is an internet connection and a device that can stream your video and voice. Each session will […]
In partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) and with the support from the Calgary Foundation, the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society (AWCS) designed Own Voices Alberta to yield new literary works, explore the BIPOC experience, and initiate dialogue that celebrates our diversity and contributes to a deeper understanding of one another. The program offers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]