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Social Media for Writers Webinar

Friday, January 24, 2020, noonFREE and exclusive to WGA members Writers are busy and don’t have a ton of time for all the hustle involved in self-marketing, which publishers have come to expect. Join social media specialist Haley Overland in a conversation about social media for the busy writer. Get straightforward tips on creating optimal […]

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Call for Applications: Regional Event Facilitators

We are seeking contract facilitators to expand our programming in rural and remote regions. The role of the Regional Event Facilitator is to start a series of events for writers in their respective region (Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, or Airdrie, and surrounding communities) and pursue sponsorships or other resources that may help the events […]

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Wednesday, December 11 Doors 6:00 | 7:00—10:00pm (or later!)Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant  Private room upstairs1503 4th St SW, Calgary | FREE for WGA membersNon-members $5 at the door (cash only)Seating is first-come, first served. RSVP HERE   Kick back and relax with your literary friends over a pint of cheer and some complimentary comfort food. Cozy up […]

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Monday Write Nights at EPL

We are thrilled to partner with Edmonton Public Library and Capital City Press for a series of upcoming Monday Write Nights. Drop-in and join us Monday nights at a different EPL branch. Join us this fall as we continue our free drop-in writing nights. Meet and chat with other writers, learn about WGA and EPL […]

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2020 Alberta Literary Awards Twitter

2020 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2019.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well […]

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Save the Date – 2020 WGA Annual Conference in Partnership with the AWCS

WONDER–Reclaim Your Curiosity May 22 – 24, 2020Calgary, ABJoin the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writer’s Centre Society for a weekend of inspiration, professional development and networking opportunities! This year we’ll explore themes of wonder, curiosity and retrospection. We’ll offer sessions that delve into topics such as discovering truth in an era of fake news, what makes […]

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WGA Webinar: Strategies for Publicizing Your Book with Anne Logan

Saturday, November 16. 10amOnline Register using the form below!   Registration is now closed WGA Webinar: Strategies for Publicizing Your Book with Anne Logan So you’ve published your book, now what? How do you get the word out? Regardless of whether your book is traditionally published or self-published, the reality is that as the author, […]

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Giller Light Bash 2019 Slide Deck

The WGA, Freehand & Shelf Life Books Present: Calgary’s 10th Anniversary Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College

Monday, November 18 | Doors 5:00 p.m. with program 6:00 p.m. sharpWurst Restaurant at 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, ABTickets $15 WGA early-bird – by Friday, October 4$20 after October 4 | $25 at the door We have extended the early bird rate of $15 for WGA members who purchase tickets by midnight, Friday October […]

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