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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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WGA Online Reading Series

Thanks to the generosity of the Rozsa Foundation, we have received funding to host a series of online readings and author interviews. So, we’re thrilled to launch the WGA Online Reading series for WGA members who had their events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any has a 2020 book release looking for an […]

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WGA STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT: WELCOME TO DOROTHY (DEE) BENTLEY AS OUR NEW PROGRAM & CONFERENCE COORDINATOR (SOUTHERN ALBERTA / CALGARY OFFICE)

Taking over from Samantha Warwick, we would like to welcome Dorothy (Dee) Bentley to the position of Program & Conference Coordinator (Southern Alberta/Calgary Office), effective October 1. Dorothy has published short fiction, non-fiction, interviews, humour, columns, poetry, and a children’s book, Summer North Coming. Her writing and media practice continues to expand as she explores novel writing, screenwriting, […]

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In Memoriam – William Morrow

With sadness, we share news of the passing of Calgary WGA member William (Will) Morrow on September 6, 2020 at the age of 71. The following is taken from Will’s Obituary on the Calgary Herald website: “Will was born in Edmonton and remained there until he attended the University of Calgary where he received a BA in English […]

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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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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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