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In Memoriam – Lyn Thompson

With great sadness we share news of the passing of long-time WGA member Lyn Thompson on September 6, 2020 at the age of 90. Lyn served on the WGA Board of Directors from 1993-95 and was one of 17 people to have been awarded a lifetime membership with the WGA. She organized and hosted a […]

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Anti-Racism Collaboration

Please see the statement from The Writers’ Union of Canada, condemning racism. Recent events have been a stark reminder of the inequality and injustice that exists against the Black community in our society. These tragedies have led many of us to reflect on how we can be more informed active contributors toward positive change in our […]

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WGA Staff Announcements

The WGA announces the upcoming departure of Calgary-based Program Director Samantha Warwick. Sam has been with us for over 15 years and has developed a vibrant WGA community in Calgary and surrounding areas. She has supported writers—both new and established—from across Alberta and beyond, creating opportunities for artists to have their work celebrated and showcased at […]

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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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Amber-Webb Bowerman Memorial Foundation Online Fundraiser

Like so many other gatherings, the 11th annual SugarBowl is cancelled for this August due to COVID-19 precautions. The decision to shut down SugarBowl 2020 does not mean, however, that fun and charity are on hold. Indeed, the world needs more of both those things in bigger, more meaningful doses. And who better than Calgary’s large-hearted recreational lawn-bowling […]

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Call for Chapbook Submissions: Armistice Press

The WGA is a proud promotional partner for a new chapbook project showcasing emerging Edmonton LGBTQ+ poets! Armistice is committed to publishing diverse voices and experiences. The Armistice Press chapbook project is run by WGA Communications and Partnerships Coordinator Ellen Kartz. Submission Call: Armistice Press is seeking poetry from emerging Edmonton LGBTQ+ writers for a […]

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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Canada Helps and the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Your donation could go even further to help support Alberta authors and the WGA! Throughout the month of June, every $1 donated to a charity through Canada Helps is a chance for that charity to win a $20,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Which means every dollar you donate to the WGA during June is […]

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Submission Call: North Side Anthology

Goal: To produce an approachable, light hearted, hardcopy (with electronic version) anthology. Vision: To display, celebrate, amplify, prove and disprove common and uncommon understandings of life on North Side to both Northsiders and Edmontonians at large, while examining how geography impacts the human condition. Mission Statement: To accept and seriously consider all submissions, and to solicit submissions as required, in […]

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WGA COVID-19 Information Page

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Calgary and Edmonton offices will be closed as we participate in the effort to slow community spread of COVID-19. Staff will be working from home and will be checking email and telephone messages regularly, and will update this site with information for writers as we monitor the developments of COVID-19. […]

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Help Support Independent Bookstores in Alberta!

Several independent bookstores in Alberta are delivering or offering curbside pick-up. We offer them our thanks! Help support local bookstores! Calgary:Shelf Life BooksOwl’s Nest BooksPages on KensingtonCanmore:Cafe Books Castor:The Purple Platypus Edmonton:Glass BookshopAudreys BooksWonderland / Happy Harbor ComicsVariant EditionOlds:Pandora’s Boox and Tea Red Deer:Nearly New Books Three Hills:Three Hills Books Have we missed anyone? Let […]

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