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WGA YYC Fall Kick-Off 2019

WGA Calgary Fall Kick-Off & Pub Night: Community & Opportunities For Writers

Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019 Doors for social time 6:00 p.m. | Formal Program 7:00 p.m.Rose & Crown Pub |  3rd floor private room at 1503 4 St SW, CalgaryPlease RSVP Via Facebook HERE Everybody knows September is when the literary calendar in Calgary starts to fill up. There are festivals, workshops, classes, presentations, book launches, and so much […]

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Monday Write Nights at EPL

We are thrilled to partner with Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press for a series of upcoming Monday Write Nights. Drop-in and join us Monday nights at a different EPL branch. Join us this summer as we continue our free drop-in writing nights. Meet and chat with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL […]

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(YEG) WGA Edmonton Fall Kick-Off

Wednesday, Sept 4Gather at 7:00pm, program starts at 7:30The Almanac on Whyte, 10351 Whyte Ave.  Everybody knows that September is when the literary calendar in Edmonton starts to fill up. There are festivals, workshops, classes, presentations, book launches, and so much more. Join us to help get the season started in the best way possible. […]

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Writing Habitat: A Day of Writing and Reflection (YEG)

Date(s) – September 14, 201910:00 am – 2:30 pmUniversity of Alberta Botanic Garden Join critically-acclaimed author and creative writing instructor Lisa Martin for a day of site-specific writing practice, walking, and reflection. The class is suitable for anyone interested in the connection between writing and our physical surroundings, including the “natural” world.  What happens when […]

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Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire – workshop with Therese Greenwood

The WGA is proud to sponsor an upcoming workshop in Fort McMurray with Therese Greenwood! Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30AM – 12:30PMSyncrude Program RoomWood Buffalo Regional Library Everyone has their own story to tell … Led by Fort McMurray writer Therese Greenwood (as part of Alberta Culture Days), this free workshop will help new writers navigate the […]

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta Q&A

Sunday, August 11 10 AM – Fireside Room Writers’ Guild of Alberta Q&AFeaturing Members of the Writers Guild of Alberta Join writers Susan Calder, Carol Parchewsky, Lori Hahnel, and Writers’ Guild of Alberta staff members Samantha Warwick and Carol Holmes for questions about the WGA, writing, or the industry in general. Coffee and treats will […]

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2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Marcello Di Cintio, winner of the 2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize! The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author for an outstanding book of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature or drama published in the preceding year. Marcello Di Cintio, Goose Lane Editions: Pay No […]

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Melissa Penney

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

The staff at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta offices are extremely grateful to our volunteers who have helped get us through one of the busiest months of the year. You stepped up to take casino shifts, sell books, register conference attendees, and everything in between. We could not do what we do at the WGA […]

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