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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces 2019 Golden Pen Award Recipient

2019 WGA Golden Pen Award 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 […]

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WGA & The City of Calgary Present: The W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Finalists on Wednesday, April 17

WGA & THE CITY OF CALGARY PRESENT: THE W.O. MITCHELL BOOK PRIZE FINALISTS—READINGS, CELEBRATION AND COMPLIMENTARY TAPAS FROM AIDA’S BISTRO  Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 7:00—9:00 p.m. Shelf Life Books at 1302 4 St SW, Calgary  Seating: first-come, first-served  Please RSVP via Facebook HERE The City of Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are pleased to announce the […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlists Announced

For immediate release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards and the City of Edmonton recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta and Edmonton authors. Winners will […]

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Our 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Readings & Celebration (YYC) ~ Wednesday, May 15

SAVE THE DATE! WGA PRESENTS THE 2019 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLIST READINGS AND CELEBRATION (CALGARY) Wednesday, May 15th2019 | 7:00—9:00pm Shelf Life Books at 1302 4 Street SW, Calgary Seating: first-come, first-served Facebook invitation & RSVP links will be available HERE by Tuesday, April 16.  Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta to celebrate the 2019 Alberta Literary […]

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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. Beginning Feb 11, join us weekly for some writing inspiration! Learn more about library programs and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, meet other writers, or just find a quiet space to write by yourself. […]

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WGA at the Metro – Al Purdy Was Here

Tuesday, April 23 7:00 pm Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St. For National Poetry Month we celebrate the poet who put the country of Canada into words like no other has before or since. The boxcar riding, beer drinking, A-Frame building, booming voiced, lanky, obstreperous Al Purdy. Features live performances by Kat Cameron, Jason Lee Norman and Thomas […]

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YEG- April Member Night: Spring Cleaning Open Mic

Wednesday, April 3rd Almanac on Whyte 7pm. Open Mic starts at 7:30pm   It’s been a long, dark, bitterly cold winter but Spring is around the corner and with it brings the sweet slushy promise of lukewarm temperatures, puddles, and of course spring cleaning. We writers have been going stir crazy in our houses, caves, […]

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Workshop (Fort McMurray) – Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire will help any new writer navigate the first steps in the writing process. This free, limited seating workshop for new writers is custom-designed with practical tips and inspiration to help you commit to your writing in a judgement-free environment. Saturday April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

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(YEG) Reading as Place- Multilingual Poetry

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM   Action for Healthy Communities Society of Edmonton #100, 10578 113 St Multilingual Poetry Reading on Amiskwaciwâskahikan Join AHC Artist in Residence Luciana Erregue – as she reads along with her multilingual writer friends Yasser Abdel-Latif, Lisa Dublin, Shimelis Gebremichael, Mila Bongco-Philipzig, Leilei Chen Family Friendly – Light […]

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