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Meet my Friendolleagues: WGA Office Staff on Favourite Books, Best Advice and Top Travel Destinations by Samantha Warwick

Inspired by a productive day of program meetings and camaraderie up in Edmonton this month, I decided to ask my WGA colleagues three questions about themselves: what books have made a profound impact on them (and why), the best creative (or life) advice they’ve ever received, and third—the #1 destination they would love to visit […]

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2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

Please join us for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017! Time: Cocktails and mingling at 6:30 pm, Buffet dinner at 7:15 pm Place: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta (11613 – 87 Avenue) Dress Code: semiformal/festive attire Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased here.   Our […]

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WGA Presents: The Business of Writing with Teresa de Grosbois

Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | Shelf Life Books | 1302 4 St SW Calgary How do authors achieve bestseller status? What are your best publishing options? How can we entice top authorities on our subject matter to endorse our books? Join four-time bestselling author Teresa de Grosbois for an inspiring evening of advice on the business of writing. Teresa is […]

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Borderlines Writers Circle Readings (Edmonton)

  BORDERLINES WRITERS CIRCLE READINGS March 30, 2017 7:00 pm Whitemud Crossing Library (Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211 – 106 Street) FREE The WGA and Edmonton Public Library present an evening of new work from six multicultural, multilingual writers in celebration of the completion of the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle. Join Nermeen Youssef, Tazeen Hasan, Mohamed […]

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F.O.O.L. (Fiction Or Other Lit) (Edmonton)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Cha Island Café & Lounge, 10332 81 Ave, Edmonton Time: 6:00 – 11:00 pm Cost: $5 The WGA has teamed up with MacEwan University Arts and Cultural Management students to present the social and guest speaker event, F.O.O.L. (Fiction Or Other Lit.) at Cha Island on April 1st, 2017, and we are […]

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WGA Annual Conference 2017: Juxtapositions

Conference Schedule and RatesWelcome to the WGA Annual Conference 2017: Juxtapositions! This is where writers from all across Alberta come together to socialize, network, learn, and celebrate writers and writing. We’ve asked over a dozen authors to share their talents and experiences in fiction, short story, poetry, and journalism through keynote speeches, author interviews, panel discussions […]

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SOLD OUT: Strawberry Creek Retreat, May 10 – 14, 2017

Join your fellow writers May 10 – 14, 2017 at the Strawberry Creek Lodge for our annual writing retreat—the 60th writing retreat the Writers’ Guild of Alberta has held at Strawberry Creek Lodge! Our popular spring retreat is a self-directed writing retreat open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek Lodge […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2017

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Date: March 10-12, 2017 Place: Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19. Cost: $190 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.) Because we can’t offer WordsWorth all year long, there’s Drink […]

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WGA Presents: Noir at the Kasbar! (Edmonton)

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 pm Kasbar, 10444 Whyte Avenue FREE Join Greg Bechtel (author of Boundary Problems), Wayne Arthurson (author of Fall from Grace and A Killing Winter, both Leo Desroches mysteries), and S.G. Wong (author of the Lola Starke series: Die on Your Feet, In for a Pound, and Devil Take the Hindmost) […]

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