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WGA Holiday Office Closures

The WGA offices will be closing at the end of the day on December 16th for the holidays and staff will be returning starting on January 3rd. The WGA staff will be unavailable to respond to messages or emails after December 16th, and will follow up on any questions or issues regarding the awards in […]

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Support the W.O. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

Renowned Canadian author W.O. Mitchell was passionate about finding the best ways to support emerging writers and helping them find their voices. The WGA has been named the beneficiary of his royalties, and the W.O. Mitchell Scholarship endowment fund has been established through the Edmonton Community Foundation to ensure writers will continue to be held up and […]

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Join hosts Anna Shannon and Ashley Frerichs for an informal meet-up for writers in Calgary. Come to socialize and chat about writing in general or discuss any current writing projects which you’d like some feedback on. Free. No registration required. Open to all writers. The next Calgary Coffee and Chat will be on Thursday, December 1st from 1-3pm at the Fish […]

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Fort McMurray Write Nights

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to partner with the Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) as they return to in-person programming for writers in the Wood Buffalo Region. Alisa Caswell will facilitate the Write Nights which are casual writing and discussion sessions suitable for adult writers of all levels. They will be held once a […]

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The WGA and HWC Present: The Story of My People, with the 2022-2023 Writer in Residence, Bänoo Zan

Photo by Nada Hashim Meet Iranian-Canadian poet and this year’s University of Alberta Writer in Residence Bänoo Zan, who will be reading some of her work, followed by a Q and A.  Modality: Virtual (Via Zoom) Time and Date: November 14, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Register Here Bio: Bänoo Zan is a poet, librettist, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, […]

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Poems Aligned: Shaping your work

A WGA POETRY INTENSIVE WITH ALICE MAJOR WGA Members: $150.00Non-Members: $200.00 Max. 12 participants WHAT? You’ve been writing poems, maybe publishing a few individual ones. Now you’re thinking about how to round them up into a chapbook or full manuscript. But do they really belong together? How should you order them? In this two-part online […]

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