CALL FOR CASINO VOLUNTEERS

We are holding our casino July 11 – 12, 2024 at the Starlight Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we’ll need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long way in helping the WGA provide programs and services. We are currently scheduling volunteers! WGA members […]

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership […]

Horizons Writers Circle 2024 Participants Announced

Horizons Writers Circle The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2024 Horizons Writers Circle. Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning […]

Tell Us About Your 2024 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2024! If you have a book slated for publication in 2024 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2024 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

2024 WGA Mentorship Program Participants Announced

2024 WGA Mentorship Program  Meet the Participants! The WGA is thrilled to announce the participants for the 2024 Mentorship Program! In January 2024, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2024 marks the thirteenth year of the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the […]

SAVE THE DATE – WGA 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WGA 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE June 7 – June 9th, 2024Edmonton Planning has begun for the 2024 Annual Conference: No Place Like Home. We’ve already started confirming exciting keynotes, and we cannot wait to share more details with you. Mark the dates on your calendars, you’re not going to want to […]

CONTROVERSY @ NOON PANELS – WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

2024 Controversy @ Noon Panels Is there a pressing literary topic you want to hear more about? How about the banning of books? Ageism in the publishing industry? The ever-looming presence of AI? What controversial discussions are you eager to see local writers, industry professionals, and experts explore? We are excited to announce that our […]

Important Update: Transition to Appointment-Only Office Hours

We are excited to announce a positive change to the Edmonton WGA office. Starting today, we will be shifting to appointment-only office hours to better cater to your needs and provide a more personalized experience. To schedule an appointment, you can either: Please note that the WGA reserves the right to schedule appointments based on the need for […]

Horizons Writers Circle 2024

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: January 2024–May 2024Horizons is now closed to applicationsDeadline: December 19th Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The […]