2016 High Plains Book Awards

  Congratulations to the 2016 High Plains Book Awards finalists! This year, 10 of the nominees for the High Plains Books Awards hail from Canadian cites, including Red Deer, Edmonton, Moose Jaw, Regina, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. The WGA would like to extend our congratulations to all the nominees, and wish them all the best of luck at […]

The 2015 Calgary Awards Recipients Announced

From The City of Calgary Newsroom: “The City of Calgary will be presenting the 2015 Calgary Awards to recipients on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Calgary Municipal Building Atrium. Media are invited to attend the event to obtain interviews and photographs. “The Calgary Awards is The City’s citizen recognition program celebrating Calgarians and local […]

WGA Edmonton Fall Kickoff Recap

Our thanks to all the speakers and attendees at our Edmonton Fall Kick-off last week, where we had the opportunity to hear from representatives of a number of local organizations about their upcoming events and programming. The evening was such a success that we wanted to post a recap of some of the announcements mentioned at the event. To find […]

WGA Now on Instagram!

  The WGA is now on Instagram! Find us here for photos of the presenters at last week’s Edmonton Fall Kick-off! Also, the WGA’s Youth Hub can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

WestWord Review Task Force 2016: Terms of Reference

General Purpose The WestWord Review Task Force is being created to review all facets of WestWord, including content, frequency, design and layout, and distribution. WestWord comprises about 10% of our total expenses, costing on average more than $9000 per issue, which translates to $55-60,000 per year when delivered bi-monthly. WestWord is also considered one of […]

WGA Endowment Fund

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) needs your help.  The WGA relies heavily on government grants and the generosity of individuals and corporations, all of which can be unpredictable in times of economic uncertainty. We have created the WGA Endowment Fund with the goal of establishing longevity and future sustainability so we can continue to […]

MagaScene: Magazine Writing in Edmonton

An overview of Edmonton’s magazine writing scene, with Elizabeth Hanes, Samantha Power, Mack Lamoureaux, and Omar Mouallem. This podcast is produced and presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Samantha Power is the feature writer for The News, a provincial affairs publication. Her work can most often be found in The Tyee, The Yards, and […]

WGA Presents: Wine & Poetry Pairings in Celebration of National Poetry Month (Calgary)

 Wednesday, April 27, 2016—7:30pm
@ Metrovino—722 11 Ave SW Calgary Our legendary wine & literary pairings are back!  Raise your glass to National Poetry Month and hear from seven local poets whose collections will each be paired with a specific wine (…or wildcard beverage) that shares the attributes of the work.  Join us for a creative […]

Alberta Culture & Tourism Budget, 2016

  On April 14, Alberta Culture & Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda announced the 2016-17 provincial budget. AFA funding is going to be kept at its current level of $26.6 million for the upcoming year. The proposed increases to AFA funding have been deferred for the time being until there have been sufficient improvements to Alberta’s financial situation. […]


Friday April 22 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Latitude 53 (10248 – 106 Street) $15 for members (WGA or Edm Poetry Fest); $25 for Non-members Co-presented with the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Wine and poetry have enjoyed a rich relationship for quite some time. Some might even say it’s a poet’s muse. Describing a wine compares […]