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2012 Mentorship Program Participants

Participants of the 2012 Mentorship Program: Pierrette Requier/Kathy Fisher: Mentor – Pierrette Requier is a bilingual Alberta writer.  Her book of prose poems details from the edge of the village (Frontenac House, Calgary, Quartet 2009) was nominated for four awards and short-listed for the Edmonton Book Prize.  Her most recent publication Storm/orage (from The Works, […]

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2013 Mentorship Program Participants

Participants of the 2013 Mentorship Program: Vivian Hansen/Jordan Baylon: Mentor – Vivian Hansen is a poet and freelance writer. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and journals with work that has encountered women’s issues, the western landscape, work and immigration. She is the co-founder of the Calgary Women’s […]

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2014 Mentorship Program Participants

Here are the participants of the 2014 WGA Mentorship Program: J. Jill Robinson/Gregory Koop Mentor – J.Jill Robinson is the author of four collections of stories, the most recent of which is Residual Desire. Her work, which has appeared in many Canadian literary journals, has won the Prism International fiction contest, Event’s creative nonfiction contest […]

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Meet the 2017 Mentorship Program Participants!

On January 9, six Alberta writers began their participation in the the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2017 marks the sixth straight year for the program, which sees emerging writers paired up with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and to also  provide support and encouragement. This year:  Marco Melfi will work with […]

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2017 Mentorship Program Now Open For Applications

Applications for the 2017 Program Are Now Open! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Mentorship Program, modeled off similar programs, matches five mentors with five apprentices for a mentorship taking place January-April. The program is designed to meet the needs of emerging Alberta writers for guidance, collaboration and encouragement while senior writers receive short-term employment and […]

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2016 Mentorship Program

In January, the Writers’ Guild 2016 Mentorship Program will begin. This program, coordinated and supported by our office, has been offered every year since 2012 with the generous support of The Canada Council. This year will see five apprentices from various parts of the province paired with mentors. The goal of the program has been […]

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2015 Mentorship Program

  In January 2015, the Writers’ Guild began support and coordination of the 2014/2015 Mentorship Program. This program has been offered every year since 2012 with the generous support of The Canada Council. This year saw five apprentices from various parts of the province paired with mentors; the goal of the program has been to see each […]

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