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2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Marcello Di Cintio, winner of the 2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize! The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Recognizes literary achievement by a Calgary author for an outstanding book of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s literature or drama published in the preceding year. Marcello Di Cintio, Goose Lane Editions: Pay No […]

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Thank You to Our Volunteers!

The staff at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta offices are extremely grateful to our volunteers who have helped get us through one of the busiest months of the year. You stepped up to take casino shifts, sell books, register conference attendees, and everything in between. We could not do what we do at the WGA […]

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WGA Conference Office Hours

Please be aware that the WGA office will be closed at noon on Friday, June 7 for the annual conference and will remain closed though Monday, June 10. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 11. For more information on our annual conference, please

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WGA Annual Conference 2019: Writing Across Worlds

Jump to: Details and Prices  | Cancellation Policy | Conference Schedule | Accommodations and Parking | Registration  |  Our Thanks The Event Our 2019 writers’ conference, Writing Across Worlds, will be held June 7 – 9 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. Themes will explore literary works that cross forms, genres, and cultures, as well as how storytelling is crossing into new realms—from the […]

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Call for Volunteers: Writing Across Worlds Conference and Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 7 – 9, 2019

We are seeking volunteers for half-day shifts for the registration table or book table at the Writing Across Worlds Conference June 8 and 9, and for shorter shifts at our Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 8. Your volunteer work will be a great help in making the events run smoothly and we are grateful for all of you who […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

Saturday, June 8, 2019 ​Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton10155 105 St. An important event in our conference weekend is the Alberta Literary Awards Gala. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of Alberta authors, support each other in the literary community, visit with friends, and meet new people. We invite you to join […]

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Call for Applicants: On Site Placement Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program

The WGA is happy to share On Site Placement’s (OSP) Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program. The Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program (DASB) is designed to engage youth (ages 16 – 30) in self-directed volunteer programs or projects that promote inclusion initiatives in their school, workplace or community. OSP is currently recruiting youth who have […]

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In Memoriam – Gregory Younging

It is with great sadness we share the news of the death of Gregory Younging, who passed away at the Penticton Hospital on May 3, 2019. Greg Younging was the publisher of Theytus Books, the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, where he worked as managing editor from 1990 to 2004, and again as publisher […]

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The 2019/20 board of the WGA will be elected at the AGM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Edmonton There will be at least 6 (six) openings on the board: President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member(s) at Large.There can be no more than three members on the board who reside in the same centre. Currently, Edmonton has three Edmonton […]

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