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Horizons Writers Circle 2022 – Call for Applications

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: October 2022–March 2023Application deadline: September 16, 2022 – 11:59 MST Horizons Writers Circle is a program 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 for six months and […]

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Calgary Write In Nicholls Family Library, CalgaryProgram Room, Level 2Tuesday, August 9 & 23, 2022*1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Free for Members and Non-MembersRegistration not required. Need some accountability or motivation to jump-start your writing project? Join fellow writers for an informal, bring-your-work and write session. The Nicholls Family Library is wheelchair accessible from the street, as […]

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WGA Online Interview Series

The next episode of our 2022 Interview Series features Carissa Halton and Michael Hingston talking about the important role that research plays in a writer’s work. The online interview premieres on the WGA YouTube and Facebook channels on Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm. The recording will be available to watch anytime afterwards. New episodes premier […]

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Free Summer Grant Writing Sessions

While you are enjoying the longer and warmer (hopefully) days of summer, you may want to think ahead to your next grant application. Join Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) literary consultant Brenda Hennig for a free noon hour presentation Top Ten Tips from Expert Panels We will review the top ten recommendations that appear […]

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WGA Programming at When Words Collide, a Festival for Readers and Writers

The WGA is proud to host the following events at this year When Words Collide Festival! Festival registration required for all sessions. Tickets: Writers Guild of Alberta Program Pitch Session with Dorothy BentleySaturday August 13, 2022 – 12 PM to 2 PM Are you the author of a recently published book who likes to teach […]

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Winner of the 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

The Winner of the 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

Jaspreet Singh, author of My Mother, My Translator(Vehicule Press), received The 2022 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Presented annually at The Calgary Awards, this award honours acclaimed Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell and is carried out through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The Prize awards $5000 […]

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Online Workshop: How to write Engaging Fiction

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this conference workshop, which was slated to take place over the conference weekend has been rescheduled for a new date and time. For conference guests, it is being offered to you free. The coupon code was sent to you on June 16. For those who did not register for the conference, […]

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