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The Gardener and the Architect: Working from impulse to structure in playwriting with Meg Braem

Two-part workshop:January 13 & 20 @ 7pmMembers $55Non-members $75*Attendance is capped. Only 10 spots available* REGISTER HERE Writers are often asked, “are you a gardener or an architect?” The gardener being an artist who plants a handful of seeds and waits to see what germinates while the architect starts from a set of plans and outlines. […]

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2021 Webinar 4 Pack

Members get 4 webinars for the price of 3. Special early bird price to get your new year started off right. Purchase the 4 Pack today and you will get sent the link for each webinar prior to its start date, as well as the recording of the webinar afterwards. All webinars occur on the […]

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2021 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2020.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as […]

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Call for Online Retreat Writer-in-Residence

The WGA’s online writers’ retreat, Welcoming Your Muse, will be held the weekend of February 20th & 21st.  The Writer-In-Residence will receive writing samples from registrants a week before the retreat, and will meet with writers one-on-one online during the retreat to offer feedback as well as encouragement. The retreat will be open to writers at all stages of development. Remuneration will be on […]

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Send Us Your Questions, Comments, Suggestions

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is your organization. We exist to inspire, encourage, and promote writers in Alberta. We are always trying to improve our programming and offer services that interest a wide variety of our members, and our ability to do that gets easier when we hear from you. We welcome questions, comments, and […]

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WGA Game Week

What’s better than a good old fashioned game night? Three game nights! We have all been working hard writing our novels and stories in the early morning or late night hours. We’ve been getting kids ready for virtual school while virtual grocery shopping for very real antacids, so we deserve some time to just have […]

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The 2020 (Virtual) Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Literacy Programs

THE EVENT IS FREE, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 MDT (30 minutes before the live broadcast of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards begins) REGISTER HERE The Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Freehand Books and Shelf Life Books are long standing promoters of the literacy education that Frontier College delivers across the province to inner city schools, public housing sites, community […]

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Sharon Bala Webinar: Writing Who You Don’t Know

Saturday, October 1710:00am-11:00am $25 for WGA Members, $35 for non-members,Students $10Registration is now closed. If you registered for this event, the webinar link should be contained in your receipt email. How do we write from outside our experience? Specifically: how do we create characters whose skin colour, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or gender are not our own? […]

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