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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Canada Helps and the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Your donation could go even further to help support Alberta authors and the WGA! Throughout the month of June, every $1 donated to a charity through Canada Helps is a chance for that charity to win a $20,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Which means every dollar you donate to the WGA during June is […]

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Submission Call: North Side Anthology

Goal: To produce an approachable, light hearted, hardcopy (with electronic version) anthology. Vision: To display, celebrate, amplify, prove and disprove common and uncommon understandings of life on North Side to both Northsiders and Edmontonians at large, while examining how geography impacts the human condition. Mission Statement: To accept and seriously consider all submissions, and to solicit submissions as required, in […]

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WGA COVID-19 Information Page

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Calgary and Edmonton offices will be closed as we participate in the effort to slow community spread of COVID-19. Staff will be working from home and will be checking email and telephone messages regularly, and will update this site with information for writers as we monitor the developments of COVID-19. […]

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Help Support Independent Bookstores in Alberta!

Several independent bookstores in Alberta are delivering or offering curbside pick-up. We offer them our thanks! Help support local bookstores! Calgary:Shelf Life BooksOwl’s Nest BooksPages on KensingtonCanmore:Cafe Books Castor:The Purple Platypus Edmonton:Glass BookshopAudreys BooksWonderland / Happy Harbor ComicsVariant EditionOlds:Pandora’s Boox and Tea Red Deer:Nearly New Books Three Hills:Three Hills Books Have we missed anyone? Let […]

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Online Workshop- Creating Visceral Scenes with Leslie Greentree

Registration limited to 12 participantsMembers: $100 Non-members: $125Begins April 14. Duration: 2 weeks*This course uses Google Classroom. All users must have a Gmail account to participate in the workshop.* SYNOPSIS: Over the course of this fiction workshop, we will build and rebuild the same scene from various perspectives, focusing intensely – one at a time […]

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Monday Write Nights at EPL

OUR EPL MONDAY WRITE NIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The full schedule of write night sessions are available on our website events calendar and through EPL’s events:

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Drink the Wild Air 2020 – Cancelled

Date: March 20-22, 2020 Place: Nestor Lodge, Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg CreekAges: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.Cost: $215 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.) Drink the Wild Air 2020 has been cancelled. A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the season to one and all! This is […]

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WGA 2020 Mentorship Program Participants Announced

In January 2020, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2020 marks the eighth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers 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 grow […]

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