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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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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 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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Borderlines Writers Circle Readings (Edmonton)

  BORDERLINES WRITERS CIRCLE READINGS March 23, 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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Create Your Bestseller in 2017 with Teresa de Grosbois
 (Calgary)

Wednesday, March 29 | 2017 7:00—9:00pm Shelf Life Books at 1302 – 4th Street SW Calgary AB Polish, publish and promote! How do authors achieve bestseller status? What are the distinctions that agents and mainstream publishers look for? How can we entice top authorities on our subject matter to endorse our books? Join four-time bestselling author Teresa de Grosbois for an […]

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How Attending the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash Makes a Difference (and Will Ferguson’s 2012 video footage!)

Yes, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is fun: bookworms, writers, literacy advocates, artistic directors, and patrons of the arts unite to watch book defenders champion each of the nominated titles, soak in a creative atmosphere, partake in contests and draws, enjoy dinner with friends, watch the prize announcement on a big screen, all while nursing […]

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WGA Webinar: CREATIVE NONFICTION – HOOKING YOUR READER with Angie Abdou

  Saturday, January 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Why should anyone care about your story? What makes your writing worthy of a reader’s valuable time? Contemporary life is busy. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have encroached on the time people used to devote to reading. With the ever-increasing demands on readers’ time and energy, writers must remember: readers don’t owe […]

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