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Strawberry Creek Retreat May 4 – 8, 2016

The May Strawberry Creek Retreat has sold out! Registration is now closed. Treat yourself to renewal and writing May 4 – 8, 2016 at the Strawberry Creek Lodge at the WGA’s 2014 Spring Strawberry Creek Retreat! This self-guided retreat is open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek Lodge is a […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2016

      “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   Date: March 11-13, 2016 Place: Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19. Cost: $185 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.) […]

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Countering Violence, Exile, and Injustice (Edmonton)

When: Wednesday, February 24 Where: Stanley Milner Library, Program Room Time: 7:00 pm What: Join Marc Colbourne (Exiled for Love), Gary Garrison (Human on the Inside) and Fahim Hassan (Bangladeshi blogger) in a discussion about writing that speaks the truth of our human condition—writing that exposes our values, our vulnerabilities, and illuminates the balance (or lack there-of) […]

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WGA Presents: Grant Writing, Getting Published and Working with Editors (Calgary)

  WGA Presents: Grant Writing, Getting Published and Working with Editors with Author Lee Kvern (incoming WIR Alexandra Writers Centre) and Kelsey Attard (Freehand Books) Tuesday, March 15, 2016
, 7:00pm, 
Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary
 Welcome to the WGA’s annual interactive session addressing the practical aspects of the writing life: what makes a literary grant application stand […]

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WGA Office Holiday Closure

    WGA Office Holiday Closure The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Edmonton and Calgary offices will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016. Regular business hours will resume on January 4, 2015. The Writers’ Guild of Alberta wishes you the best of the holiday season!

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2016 Banff Retreat

Our annual Banff Retreat is on February 5 – 14, 2016, and is now open for registration! This self-guided retreat is a great opportunity to connect with fellow writers and enjoy uninterrupted writing time at The Banff Centre, the world’s largest arts and creativity incubator. Writers at any stage of their career or writing project are […]

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The Tent Peg Reading Series (Calgary)

Sunday, December 6, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Loft 112, 535 8th Ave. SE, Calgary The Calgary Teen Writing Group  will be running a reading series this fall, The Tent Peg Reading Series for Young Writers. This will be an interactive series which provides young writers an opportunity to develop their writing voice and community through the dynamic […]

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Alberta Culture Days 2015

September 25 – 27, Province-Wide   During Alberta Culture Days, the WGA is partnering with numerous libraries and schools to bring Alberta’s acclaimed authors and artists to your community! Events will range from writing workshops to author presentations and readings.   Find out what WGA Culture Days are happening in your area! Please note – all […]

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