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Sharon Bala Webinar: Writing Who You Don’t Know

Saturday, October 1710:00am-11:00am $25 for WGA Members, $25 for non-members,Students $10Register HERE 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? How do we ensure the characters ring true? In this workshop we will cover dangerous tropes and how […]

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WGA 2020 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 20207:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Online The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. This year’s AGM will be help online, in accordance with current Alberta Health Regulations restricting in-person events. If you are a member and wish to attend the AGM, please RSVP by Friday, September 11.The AGM agenda, draft minutes of the 2019 AGM, and a list of […]

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WGA 2020 Fall Kick-Off

When: Wednesday, September 23rd. 7:00pmWhere: WGA YouTube Channel, HEREFREE to attend Every September the WGA hosts an event intended to help writers organize their literary agendas for the rest of the year. There are festivals, workshops, seminars, webinars, author talks, readings and book launches happening across the province—and because so many events have moved online this […]

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Online Reading Series

WGA Online Reading Series

Thanks to the generosity of the Rozsa Foundation, we have received funding to host a series of online readings and author interviews. So, we’re thrilled to launch the WGA Online Reading series for WGA members who had their events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any has a 2020 book release looking for an […]

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Call for Expressions of Interest - Literary_AI Workshop

Literary/AI Workshop – Call for Expressions of Interest

In collaboration with Margaret Lam (,, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is developing a hands-on workshop to help writers explore the inner-workings of artificial intelligence, and its implications on how we read and write in a digital context. Designed to be held over a 3-month period, 6 participating writers will engage in workshops on […]

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Call for Submissions: The Curve Community Art Installation

Until September 28, 2020Open to Peace Country residentsDeadline to submit: August 17 Attention all Peace Country residents! You can contribute your creative responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis in this special art exhibition, The Curve.The WGA is partnering with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) to present The Curve, a multi-disciplinary community art installation exhibited […]

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WGA Webinars

For a limited time, our past webinars are available free to members, $20 for non-members. A full list of past webinars are available at: Choose from a wide selection of topics like writing thrillers, how to publicize your book, research and nonfiction, and tips for online readings!

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Pandemic Postcards – Winners Announced

The WGA is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2020 Pandemic Postcards Contest! We invited Alberta authors to share 250 word stories of what inspires their writing during this pandemic, and what they might write on a postcard from home. The winners will receive the following prizes as well as publication in an upcoming electronic chapbook. […]

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