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The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize: Recipient Announcement

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize: Recipient Announcement at 9:30 a.m. June 15, 2020 The recipient of The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize will be revealed at Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. alongside the full list of Calgary Awards recipients. These announcements will be livestreamed from Calgary.ca/calgaryawards. […]

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Call for Submissions: The Curve Community Art Installation

June 9 – September 28, 2020Open to Peace Country residents Attention all Peace Country residents! You can contribute your creative responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis in this special art exhibition, The Curve.The WGA is partnering with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) to present The Curve, a multi-disciplinary community art installation exhibited through the […]

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Meet the 2020 Alberta Literary Award and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Finalists

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2020 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. The WGA would like to send our congratulations […]

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Finalists for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2020 Finalists for the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced Calgary – The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the finalists for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, recognizing outstanding books published in 2019. “We are delighted to announce this year’s W.O. Mitchell Book Prize finalists,” said Carol […]

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2020 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Finalists Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 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. The WGA would like to […]

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Virtual Readings with the Authors

Join us online for a series of Virtual Readings with the Finalists for the Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. At each event an online reading and conversation will be live streamed through the WGA Facebook page. Hosted by WGA Program Coordinator Jason Lee Norman. More dates will be […]

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Breaking Into Traditional Publishing with P.J. Vernon (Webinar)

Saturday, May 23, 20201:00 – 2:30 pmFree for WGA members and Airdrie Public Library members; $20 for non-members Securing literary representation is a hell of a marathon. It’s rigorous, emotionally draining, and 99% interminable waiting. But here’s the good news: the only requirement is your own stubborn tenacity. Talent’s entirely learnable, and in this biz? […]

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Ask an Agent with Sam Hiyate (online Q&A)

Sunday, May 24, 202011:00 am – 12:30 pmFree for WGA members; $20 for non-members Agent Sam Hiyate (The Rights Factory) will join us for this online Q&A and answer any burning questions about finding and working with a literary agent. Participants may submit questions in advance when registering, or ask questions during the event itself. […]

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