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2020 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2019.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well […]

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Oct 30 Author Editor Experience KvernRothery

The WGA & Great Plains Publishing Present: The Author-Editor Experience: Lee Kvern in Conversation with Jason Patrick Rothery – with Social & Celebration Before & After Formal Program

Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00—10:00 p.m. Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB Free for WGA members | $5 suggested donation at the door for non-members (optional) RSVP HERE! Meet seasoned Calgary playwright and author Jason Patrick Rothery for the release of his debut novel, Privilege and glean insights into the author-editor relationship at this special event and feature […]

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(YEG) November Member Night- NaNoWriMo Takeover

Wednesday, November 6. This is a free eventThe Almanac on Whyte. 10351 Whyte Avenue6:00pm: Special NaNoWriMo Write-in7:30pm: Program begins What is NaNoWriMo? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During the month of November writers across the world take up the challenge of trying to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. […]

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2020 Banff Retreat

We are pleased to announce our Banff Retreat will take place February 14 – 23, 2020, and registrations are now open. Our annual Banff Retreat is a self-guided retreat and a great opportunity to connect with fellow writers and enjoy uninterrupted writing time among amazing scenery at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Participants will […]

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Giller Light Bash 2019 Slide Deck

The WGA, Freehand & Shelf Life Books Present: Calgary’s 10th Anniversary Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College

Monday, November 18 | Doors 5:00 p.m. with program 6:00 p.m. sharpWurst Restaurant at 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, ABTickets $15 WGA early-bird – by Friday, October 4$20 after October 4 | $25 at the door We have extended the early bird rate of $15 for WGA members who purchase tickets by midnight, Friday October […]

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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 fall as we continue our free drop-in writing nights. Meet and chat with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL […]

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WGA Edmonton October Member Night- Writing Groups

Thursday, October 10The Almanac on Whyte.10351 Whyte ave.7:00pm. Program at 7:30 We all know that Edmonton is full of writers, but what about the places where writers go to write together, critique works in progress, and offer encouragement? For that kind of thing you need a writing group. Edmonton and the surrounding communities have many […]

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Congratulations to WGA ED Carol Holmes! Rozsa Foundation Announces 2019 Rozsa Awards Shortlist

Announcing the 2019 Rozsa Awards Shortlist The Rozsa Foundation is excited to announce the shortlist nominees for the 16th Annual Rozsa Awards celebrating excellence in arts management and board leadership. Recognizing Excellence in Arts Management, the Rozsa Foundation congratulates nominees: Sara Leishman, Executive Director of Calgary Music Folk Festival, Brendan Lord, Executive Director of Choir […]

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