Archive | News


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – WGA Office Closure

The WGA offices will be closed on Friday, September 30th in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration […]

Continue Reading

WGA Fall Kick Off – Edmonton

When: Thursday, October 6th. 7PMWhere: Arcadia Brewing Co. 10712 120 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0W7Why: Because summer’s over!Who: Representatives from Litfest, STARFest, EPL, YegWrites, Freehand Books, Audreys Books, Stroll of Poets, and U of A Writer-in-Residence program.This is a FREE event. Bring your day planner and find out about all the literary and bookish […]

Continue Reading
Little Red Reading House + Patti Edgar (Facebook Post) (Twitter Post) (760 × 333 px) (1)

Writing for Children at the Little Red Reading House

Saturday October 15th, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PMLittle Red Reading House 922 8 Ave SE, Calgary Fee: $30 for WGA Members | $45 for Non-Members. In-Person Only. Please register by Wednesday October 12th using the form below.Join Shenaaz Nanji and Janet Gurtler, with host Dorothy Bentley, for an afternoon immersed in children’s Literature. Readings and interactive discussions on writing […]

Continue Reading
Calgary Write In (Twitter Post) (760 × 333 px)


Calgary Write In Nicholls Family Library, CalgaryProgram Room, Level 2 Tuesdays, September 20 & October 4, 20221:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free for Members and Non-MembersRegistration not required. Need some accountability or motivation to jump-start your writing project? Join fellow writers for an informal, bring-your-work and write session. The Nicholls Family Library is wheelchair accessible from […]

Continue Reading
FMM Write Nights-free-crop

Fort McMurray Write Nights

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to partner with the Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) as they return to in-person programming for writers in the Wood Buffalo Region. Alisa Caswell will facilitate the Write Nights which are casual writing and discussion sessions suitable for adult writers of all levels. They will be held once a […]

Continue Reading
WGA 2022

WGA 2022 Annual General Meeting plus Golden Pen Award Ceremony & Chawkers Foundation Presentation

Official Notice of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Annual General Meeting plus Golden Pen Award Ceremony & Chawkers Foundation Presentation Saturday, September 24, 2022Online and in-person at the Calgary Public Library Central Branch, (800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB)Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2:00 – 3:30 – AGM3:30 – 4:00 – Coffee Break4:00 – 5:30 […]

Continue Reading
single onion 186-CROP

Single Onion #186

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SWAND the reading will be available via Zoom, with a link coming soon.The Single Onion kicks off its fall programming with poets reading from the new (M)othering Anthology: Adrienne Adams, Dorothy Bentley, Joan Crate, Vivian Hansen, Josephine LoRe, Joan Shillington, Anne Sorbie, and […]

Continue Reading
AB Culture Days 2022-SD (760 × 333 px) (1)

Alberta Culture Days 2022 – How Our Culture Shapes the Stories We Tell

Saturday, September 17OnlineAll events are free to attend, but registration is required (please use the form below) Important Update: All in-person workshops have transitioned to an online format. Our one-day pop up celebration will feature four virtual sessions: a writing workshop with Gabe Calderón, an interactive talk with Julie Sedivy, a panel discussion on the impact of […]

Continue Reading

WGA Online Interview Series

The next episode of our 2022 Interview Series features Farzana Doctor and Kelly Kaur. The online interview premieres on the WGA YouTube and Facebook channels on Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm. The recording will be available to watch anytime afterwards. New episodes premier every Wednesday for the rest of August. This episode is made possible […]

Continue Reading

Free Summer Grant Writing Sessions

While you are enjoying the longer and warmer (hopefully) days of summer, you may want to think ahead to your next grant application. Join Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) literary consultant Brenda Hennig for a free noon hour presentation Top Ten Tips from Expert Panels We will review the top ten recommendations that appear […]

Continue Reading