Main

Menu

Archive | News

2012-03-27-Calgary-Awards

Finalists for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2020 Finalists for the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Announced Calgary – The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the finalists for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, recognizing outstanding books published in 2019. “We are delighted to announce this year’s W.O. Mitchell Book Prize finalists,” said Carol […]

Continue Reading 0
gala dinner image

2020 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Finalists Announced

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 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. The WGA would like to […]

Continue Reading 4
93787393_2561323837423250_1135503990587392000_o

Virtual Readings with the Authors

Join us online for a series of Virtual Readings with the Finalists for the Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. At each event an online reading and conversation will be live streamed through the WGA Facebook page. Hosted by WGA Program Coordinator Jason Lee Norman. More dates will be […]

Continue Reading 0
ed-robertson-eeSdJfLfx1A-unsplash

Breaking Into Traditional Publishing with P.J. Vernon (Webinar)

Saturday, May 23, 20201:00 – 2:30 pmFree for WGA members and Airdrie Public Library members; $20 for non-members Securing literary representation is a hell of a marathon. It’s rigorous, emotionally draining, and 99% interminable waiting. But here’s the good news: the only requirement is your own stubborn tenacity. Talent’s entirely learnable, and in this biz? […]

Continue Reading 0
jules-bss-VW-pFREtl0k-unsplash

Ask an Agent with Sam Hiyate (online Q&A)

Sunday, May 24, 202011:00 am – 12:30 pmFree for WGA members; $20 for non-members Agent Sam Hiyate (The Rights Factory) will join us for this online Q&A and answer any burning questions about finding and working with a literary agent. Participants may submit questions in advance when registering, or ask questions during the event itself. […]

Continue Reading 0
safe_image

Calgary Arts Development COVID-19 Short-Term Relief Funding

The Short-Term Artist Relief Fund is a temporary one-time program to help address some of the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists in Calgary (known as Mohkinstsis in Blackfoot). This fund is intended to support artists and freelance cultural workers who have lost income or incurred unrecoverable expenses, related to their artistic work, […]

Continue Reading 0
typewriter-1248088_1280

Fort McMurray Creative Writing Series Webinar – The Documentary Poem with Dr. Ryan Cox

The following webinar is open to everyone, programmed by WGA regional Rep Dorothy Bentley. Writing Place, Writing Self, Writing History: The Documentary Poem with Dr. Ryan Cox Saturday, May 9, 20201:00 – 2:30 pmFree for WGA members, $20 for non-membersRegister HERE Registration will close Friday, May 8, 4:30 pm MST The Documentary Poem, as Dorothy […]

Continue Reading 0
lubo-minar-HtJGfVyG4rA-unsplash

Online Workshop: Small Words with Muscle w/Vivian Hansen ***SOLD OUT***

***This workshop is now sold out. Contact [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list***Instructor: Vivian HansenRegistration limited to 8 participantsMembers: $125 Non-members: $1506-7 weeks, begins April 15*Online workshop uses Google Classroom. Participants must have a Gmail address.* In this workshop, you will discover how you are poets in all aspects of writing.  We will […]

Continue Reading 0