August 1st Free Grant Writing Info Webinar

Thursday, August 1st. 12-1PMOnline over Zoom It may be the dog days of summer now, but the next deadline to apply for an AFA grant will be right around the corner! We’ll review how to prepare your project description, budget, and writing sample plus highlight those finer points that can make the difference between a successful […]

WGA Summer Webinars

It’s going to be a hot writer summer at the WGA! Three sessions to keep the momentum going all season long. You can sign up for one or all. July 6. 10:30AM-12PM: The Literary Resume with Katie Bickell August 1. 12-1PM. FREE AFA Grant Writing Webinar September 14. 10:30AM-12:00PM: Imposter Syndrome and Finding Your Place […]

Winners of the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards Announced!

Winners of the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards Announced! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at and in-person gala in Edmonton on June 8th. The winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was announced on May […]

WGA 2023/24 Annual Report Available Online!

The WGA Annual General Meeting will be taking place June 9, online and in-person during our 2024 WGA Conference: No Place Like Home Sunday, June 9, 2023 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pmOnline via Zoom / Located in the Valley Ballroom, 2nd Floor The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good […]

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2024 Golden Pen Award Recipient

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, Cecelia Frey, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian […]

WGA Conference 2024 – No Place Like Home (June 7-9)

00Days 00Hours 00Minutes 00Seconds No Place Like Home WGA Annual Conference 2024 Alberta can oftentimes feel like a land of dichotomies: polarized views on culture, politics, and the economy are just some of the ways in which we differ. But for all of our differences, there is always a resounding sense of community here, especially […]

Alberta Literary Awards Gala

2024 Alberta Literary Awards GalaSaturday, June 8th. 6PMCoast Edmonton Plaza (10155 105st)Tickets: $75 include buffet dinner Join us and help celebrate the achievements of all the finalists of the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards live and in person! Tickets include a buffet dinner and there will be a cash bar and books for sale on site. […]

2024 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Registration is open! Early Bird rate: $590 until April 30, 2024 Regular rate: $630 starting May 1, 2024 Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 14th – 19th, 2024  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 21st – 26th, 2024 Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We […]

Tell Us About Your 2024 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2024! If you have a book slated for publication in 2024 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2024 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]