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Feb. 7 Free Grant Writing Session

Before you close your suitcase on our grey skies and jet off to a sandy beach make sure you have submitted your next AFA application for a grant. Join Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) literary consultant Brenda Hennig for an online noon hour presentation on Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 12 noon We’ll review […]

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Freedom to Read Week Panel

Why Are We Banning Books in 2023? Wednesday, Feb 22nd. Noonover ZoomRegister to attend or participate in the discussion Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and […]

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Leah Horlick Poetry Workshop (Calgary)

Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pmCommunity Wise, 223 12th Ave SW, Calgary Arusha Room (1st floor) Please register using the form below (max. 15 participants)  Join poet and Canadian Writer-in-Residence Leah Horlick in this interactive workshop for Writers’ Guild of Alberta members. We’ll explore strategies for answering the question “When is a poem done?”—and map out some ways […]

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Calgary Write Nights

Come join the WGA and Just Write for a weekly in-person writing meetup in Calgary! Thursdays at 7:00PM at Black Pearl 8855 MacLeod Trail SW The central purpose of this group is to help people focus on their writing. Group members might give each other critiques or share their work if they want, though this […]

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Calgary Blue Monday Lift-Up – Jan. 16

Monday, January 16th, 7:00 PMCommunity Wise (223 12th Ave. SW)Arusha Room (1st floor, wheelchair accessible)  Please pre-register using the form below as space is limited! Blue Monday Lift-Up: The Importance of Community for Mental Wellness in the Arts In collaboration with the Perlin Foundation for Wellness, the WGA invites you to an evening of discussion about the […]

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The WGA and HWC Present: The Story of My People, with the 2022-2023 Writer in Residence, Bänoo Zan

Photo by Nada Hashim Meet Iranian-Canadian poet and this year’s University of Alberta Writer in Residence Bänoo Zan, who will be reading some of her work, followed by a Q and A.  Modality: Virtual (Via Zoom) Time and Date: November 14, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Register Here Bio: Bänoo Zan is a poet, librettist, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, […]

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Poems Aligned: Shaping your work

A WGA POETRY INTENSIVE WITH ALICE MAJOR WGA Members: $150.00Non-Members: $200.00 Max. 12 participants WHAT? You’ve been writing poems, maybe publishing a few individual ones. Now you’re thinking about how to round them up into a chapbook or full manuscript. But do they really belong together? How should you order them? In this two-part online […]

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