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 […]

WordsWorth Video Now Available!

We are grateful to Kim Firmston, WordsWorth Instructor and director of Reality is Optional Creative Kids’ Programming for producing an amazing 1-minute WordsWorth video. Thanks so much, Kim! [button link=”″ size=”large” bg_color=”#aa9949″ border=”#aa9949″]Watch video![/button] You can visit our registration page here. Please note that week 2 and the two-week option for WordsWorth 2016 are sold out. To be […]

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 […]

2016 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

  We are proud to announce this year’s instructors and classes for WordsWorth 2016. More names and course descriptions will be added as they are confirmed!       2016 WordsWorth Team [tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”Colin Matty”]     Colin Matty (Camp Director) is a playwright, poet, performer, and enthusiast of wordplay in all its forms. […]

2016 Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge

In collaboration with the League of Canadian Poets and The City of Calgary, and with the support of Loft 112, the WGA is proud to help promote the 2016 Mayor’s #PoetryCity Challenge! To celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and UNESCO World Poetry Day (March 21), each year municipalities across Canada are challenged to bring poetry into […]

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 […]