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2017 WGA Golden Pen Award and Youth/Emerging Writing Contest Winners Announced!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces Two Award Recipients 2017 WGA Golden Pen Award The WGA Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of an outstanding Alberta writer. Past recipients are Greg Hollingshead, Alice Major, George Melnyk, Fred Stenson, Aritha van Herk, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Myrna Kostash, Grant MacEwan, W.O. Mitchell, Rudy […]

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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 […]

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MENTORSHIP CELEBRATION: EMERGING ALBERTA VOICES

Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:30 pm Tiramisu Restaurant 10750 – 124 Street Reading: Marco Melfi, Jacqueline Kwan, Sherryl Melnyk   Join us for a celebration of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta mentorship program. For the past six years, emerging writers in our province have been selected to work with mentors in a four-month partnership that […]

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WGA Blog: Meet the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Nominees (Q & A)

Meet Joan Crate! She was born in Yellowknife Northwest Territories and has lived in various towns and cities in B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta, though Calgary has been her longest place of residence. She taught literature courses and creative writing at Red Deer College for over twenty years and has produced award-winning poetry and prose in that […]

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Be a Video Poem Maker Workshop

May 11- On May 11, The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and YEP! will launch Be A Video Poem Maker! Part 1 instructed by celebrated filmmaker Shawn Tse and nationally recognized spoken word poet Brandon Wint. This workshop aims to help teens learn to write and speak poems, and turn those poems into captivating videos. Tablets […]

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2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10, 2017 in the Lister […]

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THE WGA PRESENTS: THE CITY OF CALGARY W.O. MITCHELL BOOK PRIZE FINALISTS READING, CELEBRATION AND COMPLIMENTARY FOOD FROM AIDA’S BISTRO

Wednesday, April 19th, 7:00—9:00pm at Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St SW, Calgary) Seating: first-come, first-served. The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are pleased to announce the shortlisted authors for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of 13 awards presented as part of The Calgary Awards. The three finalists […]

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