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Master the Art of Writing Query Letters with Joan Marie Galat

When: Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm Where: Stanley Milner Library, Program Room (main floor classroom) What: You’ve spent a lot of time on your manuscript, now it’s time to sell it. In this workshop with Joan Marie Galat, tackle the mystery of the query. The query is where you make your first impression with decision […]

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WGA Mentorship Program Call for Applications

  About the Program The Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Mentorship Program, modeled off similar programs, matches five mentors with five apprentices for a mentorship taking place January-April 2016. The program is designed to meet the needs of emerging Alberta writers for guidance, collaboration and encouragement while senior writers receive short-term employment and an opportunity to […]

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WGA and Glass Buffalo Poetry Contest

Glass Buffalo Magazine is amplifying its hunt for mythic power with its first writing contest! Sponsored by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Glass Buffalo’s 2015 Poetry Prize will be awarded to the best, previously unpublished poem received from an Alberta resident under the age of 30. There is no word limit, and please do not include your name […]

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WGA and Borderlines Writers Circle Present Somnio: The Way We See It

Somnio: The Way We See It   Three poets, former Borderlines Writers Circle members, come together with an award-winning visual artist to dream, to imagine, to create a resonance of culturally diverse echoes through voice and image–to offer a new perspective. You are invited to the book launch of Somnio: The Way We See It […]

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WordsWorth Summer Youth Writing Residency 2015

   is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers ages 12-19 who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in the creative and diverse world of writing. Guided by established and respected artist-instructors, writers will experience writing through fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, film making, monologue and nonfiction. […]

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2015 Alberta Literary Award Winners Announced

  The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Alberta Literary Awards, which were presented on May 23 during the Alberta Literary Awards Gala at the Chateau Lacombe. The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. […]

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Borderlines Writers Circle Call for Applications

  The Writers Guild of Alberta is seeking applications by culturally diverse writers for its 2015 Borderlines Writers Circle. The Borderlines Writers Circle exists to provide individual authors who may face cultural, linguistic, and other barriers to participating in Edmonton’s writing community, with opportunities to be introduced to the Canadian literary scene. Selected candidates will […]

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta AGM

Notice of AGM Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Chateau Lacombe Hotel 10111 Bellamy Hill Rd Edmonton, Alberta Salon B The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. A complimentary lunch is provided. To confirm your attendance: Let us know by May 18th that you plan to […]

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Pre-Conference Workshops at the Words in 3D Conference

Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Get Publishing Communications Society, and the Editors’ Association of Canada Prairie Provinces Branch for our line-up of Pre-Conference Workshops at this year’s Words in 3 Dimensions Conference. Morning Workshops Friday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mucking About: Exploring Avenues of Creative Expression with Margaret Macpherson Stoke your creativity with […]

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