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Strawberry Creek Retreat May 4 – 8, 2016

The May Strawberry Creek Retreat has sold out! Registration is now closed. Treat yourself to renewal and writing May 4 – 8, 2016 at the Strawberry Creek Lodge at the WGA’s 2014 Spring Strawberry Creek Retreat! This self-guided retreat is open to participants at any stage of their writing career. Strawberry Creek Lodge is a […]

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Copyright and Fair Dealing, Update

The education sector’s overly broad interpretation of the education “fair dealing” exception passed into law in 2012 has impacted the livelihood of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers. Many in the education sector have used this new exception to stop paying royalties for the copying of published works. The result has been stark: a $30-million […]

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Borderlines Series: Scene from the Outside

Scene from the Outside: A Conversation with New Immigrant Writers presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Minister Faust. Three writers from around the world, Anamol Mani, Marina Ivanova and Susana Chalut discuss the writer as outsider, writing in two languages, the impact of individualism, the economy, and social media from a global perspective. […]

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WGA Presents: The Power of Story with Patrick Finn (Calgary)

**Due to exceptionally high interest and volume of RSVPs — we have acquired a larger venue and moved the date by one week to Tuesday March 1st at WURST. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can join us for this enlightening Special Event!     The Power of Story with Patrick Finn   In Acknowledgment and Celebration of […]

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Countering Violence, Exile, and Injustice (Edmonton)

When: Wednesday, February 24 Where: Stanley Milner Library, Program Room Time: 7:00 pm What: Join Marc Colbourne (Exiled for Love), Gary Garrison (Human on the Inside) and Fahim Hassan (Bangladeshi blogger) in a discussion about writing that speaks the truth of our human condition—writing that exposes our values, our vulnerabilities, and illuminates the balance (or lack there-of) […]

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Writing Through Personal Challenge with Stephen Legault (Calgary)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, The Rose & Crown Pub, 1503 4 Street SW, Calgary, Upstairs, Free for WGA members; $5 public. Samantha Warwick will guide a conversation with Stephen Legault on the subject of writing through personal challenge. In 2006, Stephen Legault experienced a period of tremendous upheaval, the result of bad decisions […]

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2016 Alberta Literary Awards – (Postmark) Deadline December 31, 2015

THE 2016 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of […]

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WGA Xmas Party 2105 PHOTO


Tuesday, December 15, 7pm—late.  Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant at 1503 4 St SW Calgary—private room upstairs.  Free for WGA & TWUC members; $5 @ the door for non-members (cash only).  Seating is first-come, first served.  As always, guests are welcome to arrive any time after 6:00pm. Kick back and relax with your literary […]

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