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2022 WGA Mentorship Program Now Open for Applications

2022 Mentorship Program Now Open for Applications The Mentorship Program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2022. We will accept up to seven apprentices to work with mentors this year. […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – 30 September, 2021

The Government of Canada recently passed the legislation marking September 30 as a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s offices and operations will be closed September 30th in recognition of the National Day for Truth […]

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New Online Writers Group for Calgary and Southern Alberta

New online writers’ group! CalgaryWrites, on Discord. This group is only for WGA members who live in and around Calgary, as well as Southern Alberta. CalgaryWrites is an online group utilizing Discord. There is no physical location to meet at the moment, and the online format allows members to join regardless of location, from Red […]

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2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

On September 17, 2021, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards during an online presentation. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Here is the official Media Release of the awards announcement: “Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of […]

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WGA Online Reading Series 2021

The WGA Online Reading Series is back! This summer we will be featuring WGA members with books released in 2021 and presenting a safe event for them to talk about their books. All events will be live streamed through the WGA YouTube channel. Audio versions of the readings will be shared shortly after.  Jennifer Bowering […]

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Alberta Culture Days Free Workshops

For Alberta Culture Days the WGA is offering a day of free writing workshops held over Zoom. Writers of all skill levels are welcome to sign up for one or all three. Space is limited so register today! 9AM – John O’Neil – Short Fiction: Dialogue and DescriptionIn this informal, hands-on workshop, participants will be […]

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WGA Member Event – Reading, interview, and Q&A with Carrie Armstrong

Saturday, September 18 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, online Carrie Armstrong is author of Mother Earth, Plants for Healing & Health, part memoir, part guidebook to Indigenous Plants, Traditions, and Recipes.Join us online on Saturday September 18th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. An author reading, short interview and audience Q & A will be followed by an interactive […]

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C.U.E. – Connect. Unlearn. Expand – Event Postponed

Due to the new public health emergencies and restrictions that were just announced for Alberta, the organizers and the WGA have decided to postpone the C.U.E. event scheduled for September 18th to a later date. Our sincere apologies to the presenters and to those who have signed up to attend for any inconvenience this may […]

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