Archive | News


WGA Podcast: Exploring the Relationship Between Canadian Literature and Canadian Identity

Sutina Chou traveled across Canada to collect ways that Canadian identity has impacted Canadian literature, and vice versa. Through interviews with authors, she hoped to contribute more first-hand data to the existing academic literature surrounding the link between literature and identity in a Canadian context. Discover what WGA members had to say in August 2016. […]

Continue Reading 0

WordsWorth 2017

  WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in the creative and diverse world of writing. Guided by established and respected artist-instructors, writers will experience writing through fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, film making, monologue and nonfiction. But […]

Continue Reading 0
Lisa Pasold Image

WGA Fall Kick-off YYC (Workshop) ~ Write Every Day with Author Lisa Pasold, Saturday September 23

WGA Fall Kick-off YYC: Write Every Day (Workshop) Saturday, September 23rd 10am—1pm WGA members $10  | $50 non-members Venue TBA – watch for updates! Advance registration required (Eventbrite link and venue coming late July 2017) Join the WGA and author Lisa Pasold for a discussion about the evolution of a daily writing practice, be it […]

Continue Reading 0

WGA Announces 2017-18 Board President

Grande Prairie author to head Canada’s largest provincial writers’ association The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 President of the Board of Directors will be Grande Prairie author Dustin Archibald. Of his position, Archibald said, “I’m proud to serve as the President for the Board of Directors for the Writers’ […]

Continue Reading 0


Save the date! We are inviting all writers, readers, and literary types to our annual fall kickoff. We will gather at 7:00 pm for drinks, and at 7:30 there will be a short program. This will be an opportunity to find out what the various festivals, reading series, and publications have planned for the upcoming […]

Continue Reading 1

Call for Casino Volunteers

Call for Casino Volunteers: August 13 – 14, 2017, Palace Casino (West Edmonton Mall) We are holding our casino August 13 – 14, 2017 at the Palace 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 […]

Continue Reading 0

WGA Annual Conference 2017: Juxtapositions

Conference Schedule and RatesWelcome to the WGA Annual Conference 2017: Juxtapositions! This is where writers from all across Alberta come together to socialize, network, learn, and celebrate writers and writing. We’ve asked over a dozen authors to share their talents and experiences in fiction, short story, poetry, and journalism through keynote speeches, author interviews, panel discussions […]

Continue Reading