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Winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write

For Immediate Release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership with Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp, the Kemosa Scholarship offers an opportunity […]

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Webinar- Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics

Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics Thursday, February 21st. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Free for WGA Members (Please RSVP) Led by WGA Staff   This webinar is for writers who are new to social media and want to know how to use it as an author platform and connect with other writers and writing opportunities online. […]

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YYC – How to Negotiate Self-Censorship in Your Writing: Interview with Author Taylor Lambert

How to Negotiate Self-Censorship in Your Writing—Interview with Author Taylor Lambert  Thursday, February 28 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Rose & Crown Pub at 1503 4 St SW, Calgary | Top floor private room  Guests are invited to arrive anytime after 6:00 p.m. | Half-price bottle of wine night! In acknowledgement of Freedom to Read Week, we hope you […]

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WordBridge Lethbridge Writing Conference

WordBridge Writing Conference Saturday, February 9 10 AM – 4:00 PM Main Branch, Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery The WordBridge writer’s conference brings local authors together for a day of panels, keynote speeches, and networking. Sponsored by the Writer’s Guild of Alberta,, and the City of Lethbridge, this is your opportunity to participate in […]

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Meet Our Members

In late 2018 members of the WGA volunteered to be interviewed by students at the University of Alberta as part of a Community Services Learning project. We feel like these brief interviews will help give more than just a face to go with a name in our members list. We hope you enjoy learning more […]

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YEG-March Member Night – Writers in Residence: They’re here to help!

WGA Member Night Wednesday, March 6. 2019 7pm. The Almanac on Whyte, 10351 82 Ave. Members: Free. Non-members $5 Writers in Residence: They’re here to help! The Alberta writing community is blessed to have multiple institutions that provide a Writer-in-Residence program. Libraries, universities, and other literary institutions and non-profits support these programs that make skilled writers […]

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Thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Foundation, The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, in partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Borderlines Writers Circle Calgary.   The Borderlines Writers Circle is an initiative that aims to serve writers from a variety of linguist and cultural backgrounds who live […]

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YEG – February Member Night: Biographies of Place: Literary Tales from Two Alberta Cities

Wednesday, February 6. 7 pm Almanac on Whyte Members: Free; Non-members: $5 RSVP via Facebook    Writers Carissa Halton, of Edmonton, and Shaun Hunter, of Calgary, are mapping their cities through the literary arts. Halton’s Little Yellow House and Hunter’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers are unique books that, through literary snapshots of their communities, introduce readers to […]

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WGA Webinar – How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach

How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach Saturday, January 19 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35 Students:$10 In this webinar, you’ll discover quick ways to tighten your prose before sending it on for further editing. You’re the first editor of anything you write, and while you won’t be the last, it’s […]

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YEG January Member Night – Blue Monday

Member Night: Blue Monday *Special date and location* Monday, January 21, 2019. 7pm The Aviary (9314 111ave) Edmonton Free for Members. Non-members $5 Guest Speakers: Alexis Kienlen and Amy Willans The third Monday in January is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Part pseudoscience, part marketing stunt, the validity of these claims are difficult to prove […]

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