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Our 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Readings & Celebration (YYC) ~ Wednesday, May 15

(YYC) WGA 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Reading & Celebration Wednesday, May 15th 2019 | 7:00—9:00pmShelf Life Books at 1302 4 Street SW, CalgarySeating: first-come, first-served Please RSVP via Facebook We look forward to offering the community a celebratory evening of wine, short readings and catering from Aida’s Bistro! Guests will have the opportunity to meet and […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlists Announced

For immediate release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 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. Winners will […]

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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. Beginning Feb 11, join us weekly for some writing inspiration! Learn more about library programs and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, meet other writers, or just find a quiet space to write by yourself. […]

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WGA at the Metro – Al Purdy Was Here

Tuesday, April 23 7:00 pm Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St. For National Poetry Month we celebrate the poet who put the country of Canada into words like no other has before or since. The boxcar riding, beer drinking, A-Frame building, booming voiced, lanky, obstreperous Al Purdy. Features live performances by Kat Cameron, Jason Lee Norman and Thomas […]

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YEG- April Member Night: Spring Cleaning Open Mic

Wednesday, April 3rd Almanac on Whyte 7pm. Open Mic starts at 7:30pm   It’s been a long, dark, bitterly cold winter but Spring is around the corner and with it brings the sweet slushy promise of lukewarm temperatures, puddles, and of course spring cleaning. We writers have been going stir crazy in our houses, caves, […]

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Workshop (Fort McMurray) – Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire will help any new writer navigate the first steps in the writing process. This free, limited seating workshop for new writers is custom-designed with practical tips and inspiration to help you commit to your writing in a judgement-free environment. Saturday April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

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(YEG) Reading as Place- Multilingual Poetry

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM   Action for Healthy Communities Society of Edmonton #100, 10578 113 St Multilingual Poetry Reading on Amiskwaciwâskahikan Join AHC Artist in Residence Luciana Erregue – as she reads along with her multilingual writer friends Yasser Abdel-Latif, Lisa Dublin, Shimelis Gebremichael, Mila Bongco-Philipzig, Leilei Chen Family Friendly – Light […]

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Winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write

For Immediate Release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership with Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp, the Kemosa Scholarship offers an opportunity […]

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(YEG) Editors and Writers: Both Sides of the Page

Editors and Writers: Both Sides of the Page – a partner event by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Editors Edmonton, the local group of Editors Canada Are you a writer with a finished or in-progress manuscript or a short piece of work that needs editing, but you don’t fully understand the services that an editor can offer or how to get started? […]

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