Alberta Literary Awards Raffle

Saturday, June 36:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDTFort Calgary750 9 Ave. SE We’re excited to be able to host a raffle during this year’s Alberta Literary Awards Gala! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the gala registration table for $5 per ticket. Below is a list of items currently included in the draw. (More […]

June 20 – Calgary Poetry Parlour

Calgary Poetry Parlour Tuesday, June 20th, 20237:00pm – 9:30pm MDTat Pachamama Soul Flavour Emporium #2110, 830 Canyon Meadows Drive SE, Calgary (Between Pizza 73 and Sunshine Vietnamese around the corner South east from from Arby’s.)FREE Join host Ashley Frerichs at the next Poetry Parlour Open Mic. Open mic sign-up starts at 7pm. There are limited slots available and will be filled on […]

WGA Website Hack

Hello Everyone, You may have heard of a recent flaw in one of the plug-ins on the WordPress platform (Read about the issue HERE). The plug-in flaw allowed hackers to access websites utilizing the Elementor plug-in. The WGA’s website was a victim of this hack last weekend. We want to assure everyone that we do not store any […]

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2023 Golden Pen Award Recipient

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Candas Jane Dorsey, Cecelia Frey, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian […]

WGA Call for Board Nominations

The 2023/2024 Board of the WGA will be elected at our AGM on June 4, 2023. The AGM will be held at Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave. SE, Calgary) but there will be the opportunity for remote participation. There are currently no candidates running for the following positions: Vice President and Member at Large. Nominations […]

Queer Calgary Writing Group

**VENUE CHANGE**Alexandra Writers’ Centre, cSpace 1721 29th Ave SW – 4th floor 11:00am – 12:30pm Spring session dates: Queer Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are happy to be collaborating on a monthly writing group facilitated by author R.M. Olson. The sessions will take place on the second Saturday of each month, excluding July and August as […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We look forward to celebrating your creativity […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Announcement (Online)

Tuesday, April 4, Noon (MDT) Are you curious about whether your work or the work of one of your literary friends or heroes is a finalist this year for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards? Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at Noon as the finalists for each category are announced live and for the first […]

Self-Publishing Webinar (Online)

Self-Publishing Webinar with Dana Goldstein Tuesday, March 28th7pm on Zoom$10 for members; $15 for non-members  What you’ll learn: the ins and outs of self versus traditional publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing, the hurdles and benefits of going the independent route, and what you need to know to publish your book.  Bio:

Calgary Witching Hour Poetry

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Calgary Spoken Word Society present: Witching Hour Poetry Wednesday, March 8th, 8:00 pm Tickets $8 Treehouse at cSpace 1721 29th Ave SW – 4th Floor Calgary, AB **Space is limited, so please register using the form below. After registering, you will be directed to a payment page. Please note, your […]