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2022 Call for Board Members

WGA 2022 Call for Board Members

Deadline: August 22, 2022 The 2022/2023 Board of the WGA will be elected at our AGM on September 24, 2022. The AGM will be held at the Calgary Public Library – Central Branch but there will be the opportunity for remote participation. There are openings for the following positions: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Youth Member at […]

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Horizons Writers Circle 2022 – Deadline Extended!

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: October 2022–March 2023Horizons is now closed to applications Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The program runs […]

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Call for Casino Volunteers (760 × 333 px)

Call for Casino Volunteers

We are holding our casino August 11 – 12, 2022 at the Starlight Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we’ll need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long way in helping the WGA provide programs and services. We are currently scheduling volunteers! WGA members […]

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2022 Alberta Literary Awards Gala Photos

Our thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 11 in Edmonton. The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize was presented at The Calgary Awards on June 15th. This celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers from across Alberta.The Alberta Literary Awards were created […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2022 Golden Pen Award Recipient

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Candas Jane Dorsey, Cecelia Frey, Bob Stallworthy and […]

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Meet the 2022 Finalists

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards, the 2022 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, and The 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards, the City of Edmonton and The City of Calgary recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence […]

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WGA Online Reading Series Podcasts

The WGA is happy to announce that audio recordings of last year’s Online Reading Series, sponsored by Read Alberta, and University of Alberta Press are now available to listen to as podcast episodes. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts to be notified whenever a new episode is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, […]

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