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Horizons Writers Circle – Call for Applications

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: September 2021–March 2022Application deadline: July 31, 2021 – 11:59 MST Applications are now closed. Horizons Writers Circle is a program for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The program runs […]

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Launch of Horizons Writers Circle 

For Immediate Release: New Horizons in Sight for Underrepresented Writers in the City The Writers’ Guild of Alberta relaunches its mentored writing program for Edmonton’s immigrant and underrepresented writers.  Formerly known as the Writer in Exile program and Borderlines Writers Circle, the newly-named Horizons Writers Circle aims to connect new and established writers from our community in enriching […]

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

The 2020 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize was presented to Alexandra Latos (@alexandralatos) for Under Shifting Stars. This heartfelt novel follows twins Audrey and Clare as they grapple with their brother’s death and their changing relationships—with each other and themselves. In the words of this year’s jury, “Under Shifting Stars is a book of beautifully crafted […]

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Meet the 2021 Finalists!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary Book Prizes. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards, the City of Edmonton and The City of Calgary recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Details for the Virtual Readings […]

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WordsWorth Presents: Circuit Tree 2.0

An online summer creative writing residency for youth aged 11-19 July 11 – 16 (ages 11-19), $250 (includes anthology & t-shirt)OnlineThere will be two camps, one for ages 11-14 and one for ages 15-19. From the creative minds that brought you WordsWorth and Drink the Wild Air, we are proud to present Circuit Tree, an […]

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WGA Annual Conference 2021: Re/Orientation

JUMP TO: Pricing | Cancellation Policy | Details | Conference Schedule | Purchasing Books | Registration  | Our Thanks  | FAQ Writers’ Guild of Alberta – 40 Years – Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society 2021 Conference Re/Orientation The 2021 Writers’ Guild of Alberta virtual conference, held in partnership with the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, is a unique opportunity to learn and connect […]

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Re/Orientation Youth Connect Sessions

Youth Connect Sessions are designed to bridge our youth camps and programs with our mainstream programming. There are two Youth Connect sessions available during the main WGA 2021 Conference. They are “Creative Writing 101” on Saturday May 29th, at 1:30 PM (MT); and “Publishing 101” on Sunday May 30th, at 2:30 PM (MT). They are provided in […]

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