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Meet Our Members

In late 2018 members of the WGA volunteered to be interviewed by students at the University of Alberta as part of a Community Services Learning project. We feel like these brief interviews will help give more than just a face to go with a name in our members list. We hope you enjoy learning more […]

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Thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Foundation, The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, in partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Borderlines Writers Circle Calgary.   The Borderlines Writers Circle is an initiative that aims to serve writers from a variety of linguist and cultural backgrounds who live […]

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Webinar- Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics

Social Media for Writers: Just the Basics Thursday, February 21st. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Free for WGA Members (Please RSVP) Led by WGA Staff   This webinar is for writers who are new to social media and want to know how to use it as an author platform and connect with other writers and writing opportunities online. […]

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YEG – February Member Night: Biographies of Place: Literary Tales from Two Alberta Cities

Wednesday, February 6. 7 pm Almanac on Whyte Members: Free; Non-members: $5 RSVP via Facebook    Writers Carissa Halton, of Edmonton, and Shaun Hunter, of Calgary, are mapping their cities through the literary arts. Halton’s Little Yellow House and Hunter’s Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers are unique books that, through literary snapshots of their communities, introduce readers to […]

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WordBridge Lethbridge Writing Conference

WordBridge Writing Conference Saturday, February 9 10 AM – 4:00 PM Main Branch, Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery The WordBridge writer’s conference brings local authors together for a day of panels, keynote speeches, and networking. Sponsored by the Writer’s Guild of Alberta,, and the City of Lethbridge, this is your opportunity to participate in […]

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WGA Webinar – How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach

How to Edit Your Work with Kimmy Beach Saturday, January 19 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Online Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35 Students:$10 In this webinar, you’ll discover quick ways to tighten your prose before sending it on for further editing. You’re the first editor of anything you write, and while you won’t be the last, it’s […]

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YEG January Member Night – Blue Monday

Member Night: Blue Monday *Special date and location* Monday, January 21, 2019. 7pm The Aviary (9314 111ave) Edmonton Free for Members. Non-members $5 Guest Speakers: Alexis Kienlen and Amy Willans The third Monday in January is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Part pseudoscience, part marketing stunt, the validity of these claims are difficult to prove […]

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Meet the 2019 Mentorship Program Participants!

In January 2019, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2019 marks the eighth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and also to provide support and encouragement. This program has seen many of its participants grow and succeed […]

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WGA Holiday Party YYC

Wednesday, December 12 | 7:00—10:00 pm
 (or later!) Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant | Private room upstairs
 1503 4th St SW, Calgary
 | FREE for WGA members
 Non-members $5 at the door (cash only)
 Seating is first-come, first served.    Kick back and relax with your literary friends over a pint of cheer and some complimentary […]

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