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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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(YEG) Afternoon with the Authors

An Afternoon with the Authors – shortlisted authors reading event Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pmAudreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB In Celebration of the shortlisted authors for the Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize and their works. Join us for this free event that welcomes the authors to read from their nominated pieces. Collin Doyle, Fran Kimmel, Shawna Lemay, […]

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(YEG) Mentorship Celebration

Mentorship Program Celebration. Saturday, May 4. 7:30pm Acadia Room at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel (10155 105st) Join us as we celebrate the completion of another fruitful and inspiring WGA mentorship program. Six emerging writers and their mentors will share with friends, family, and guests the projects they’ve been working on for the last four months. Each writer […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces 2019 Golden Pen Award Recipient

2019 WGA Golden Pen Award The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Candas Jane Dorsey […]

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Our 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Readings & Celebration (YYC) ~ Wednesday, May 15

(YYC) WGA 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Reading & Celebration Wednesday, May 15th 2019 | 7:00—9:00pmShelf Life Books at 1302 4 Street SW, CalgarySeating: first-come, first-served Please RSVP via Facebook We look forward to offering the community a celebratory evening of wine, short readings and catering from Aida’s Bistro! Guests will have the opportunity to meet and […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlists Announced

For immediate release: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 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. Winners will […]

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WGA at the Metro – Al Purdy Was Here

Tuesday, April 23 7:00 pm Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St. For National Poetry Month we celebrate the poet who put the country of Canada into words like no other has before or since. The boxcar riding, beer drinking, A-Frame building, booming voiced, lanky, obstreperous Al Purdy. Features live performances by Kat Cameron, Jason Lee Norman and Thomas […]

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