On January 8, 2018, ten Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2018 marks the seventh straight year for the program, which sees emerging writers paired with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and also to provide support and encouragement. This program has seen many of its participants […]

Announcing our 2018 Banff Retreat Writers in Residence

We are happy to announce Lee Kvern and Bradley Somer will be our Writers in Residence at our 2018 Banff Retreat. Lee and Bradley will be available for individual consultations at the retreat. For more information or to register, visit the 2018 Banff Retreat registration page.   Lee Kvern’s short stories from 7 Ways to Sunday have garnered the […]

Spruce Grove Public Library Presents: Genre Jumping with Katherine Koller

Sunday, October 1 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Spruce Grove Public Library Free Spend some time writing with and learning from award-winning playwright and author Katherine Koller: I started writing for radio drama, moved to scripts for the stage, then film, ballet and opera, and finally to fiction, both long and short form, and nonfiction. I […]

Meet the 2017 Borderlines Writers Circle

Mila Philipzig was born in Manila, Philippines and arrived in Edmonton in 1984 with a grant for graduate studies at the University of Alberta. After completing her Master’s, she moved to Germany on a scholarship towards a PhD. In Munich, she met her husband and they have one son. Mila and family have lived in […]

WGA Fall Kick-off YYC (Workshop) ~ Write Every Day with Lisa Pasold, September 23

WGA Fall Kick-off YYC: Write Every Day (Workshop) Saturday, September 23rd 10:15—1:15pm Please note that doors open at 10:00am sharp! WGA members $10  | $45 non-members Memorial Park Library Main Floor Salon | 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB Registration Now Open! Join the WGA and author Lisa Pasold for a discussion about the evolution of […]

WGA ED Carol Holmes Shortlisted for Rozsa Foundation Award

2017 ROZSA AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED  Celebrating Excellence in Arts Management [September 8th, 2017] The Rozsa Foundation is pleased to announce our shortlist for the 14th Annual Rozsa Award. Congratulations to David Chantler, Founder and Producing Director of Trickster Theatre, Carol Holmes, Executive Director of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and JP Thibodeau, Managing Artistic Director of StoryBook Theatre. Selected […]

I AM…Bryce Paradis

I AM… (#2) An intimate look into the life and work of emerging writers in Alberta. Featuring: Bryce Paradis  

2018 Banff Retreat: Save the Date

2018 Banff Retreat: Save the Date We are happy to announce that our 2018 Banff Retreat at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity will be held February 2 – 11, 2018. The Banff Retreat is an excellent opportunity to have personal self-directed writing time, receive feedback on writing from a writer in residence, and meet […]

WGA Podcast: Exploring the Relationship Between Canadian Literature and Canadian Identity

Sutina Chou traveled across Canada to collect ways that Canadian identity has impacted Canadian literature, and vice versa. Through interviews with authors, she hoped to contribute more first-hand data to the existing academic literature surrounding the link between literature and identity in a Canadian context. Discover what WGA members had to say in August 2016. […]

2017 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

We are proud to announce this year’s instructors for Wordsworth 2017. More names and course descriptions will be added as they are confirmed! [tabs style=”default”][tab title=”Brandon Wint”] Week 2 Brandon Wint is an Edmonton-based poet, educator and spoken word artist. For Brandon, the writing and performance of poetry are tools for investigating and embodying his […]