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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.Submissions are now closed. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be […]

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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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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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Oct 30 Author Editor Experience KvernRothery

The WGA & Great Plains Publishing Present: The Author-Editor Experience: Lee Kvern in Conversation with Jason Patrick Rothery – with Social & Celebration Before & After Formal Program

Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00—10:00 p.m. Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB Free for WGA members | $5 suggested donation at the door for non-members (optional) RSVP HERE! Meet seasoned Calgary playwright and author Jason Patrick Rothery for the release of his debut novel, Privilege and glean insights into the author-editor relationship at this special event and feature […]

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(YEG) November Member Night- NaNoWriMo Takeover

Wednesday, November 6. This is a free eventThe Almanac on Whyte. 10351 Whyte Avenue6:00pm: Special NaNoWriMo Write-in7:30pm: Program begins What is NaNoWriMo? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During the month of November writers across the world take up the challenge of trying to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. […]

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