Feb. 7 Free Grant Writing Session

Before you close your suitcase on our grey skies and jet off to a sandy beach make sure you have submitted your next AFA application for a grant. Join Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) literary consultant Brenda Hennig for an online noon hour presentation on Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 12 noon We’ll review […]

Leah Horlick Poetry Workshop (Calgary)

Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pmCommunity Wise, 223 12th Ave SW, Calgary Arusha Room (1st floor) Please register using the form below (max. 15 participants)  Join poet and Canadian Writer-in-Residence Leah Horlick in this interactive workshop for Writers’ Guild of Alberta members. We’ll explore strategies for answering the question “When is a poem done?”—and map out some ways […]

Freedom to Read Week Panel

Why Are We Banning Books in 2023? Wednesday, Feb 22nd. Noonover ZoomRegister to attend or participate in the discussion Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and […]

Calgary Write Nights

Come join the WGA and Just Write for a weekly in-person writing meetup in Calgary! Thursdays at 7:00PM at Black Pearl 8855 MacLeod Trail SW The central purpose of this group is to help people focus on their writing. Group members might give each other critiques or share their work if they want, though this […]

Calgary Blue Monday Lift-Up – Jan. 16

Monday, January 16th, 7:00 PMCommunity Wise (223 12th Ave. SW)Arusha Room (1st floor, wheelchair accessible)  Please pre-register using the form below as space is limited! Blue Monday Lift-Up: The Importance of Community for Mental Wellness in the Arts In collaboration with the Perlin Foundation for Wellness, the WGA invites you to an evening of discussion about the […]

WGA Edmonton Write Nights (with EPL) – Cancelled

The weather outside is getting colder and Covid is getting Covidier, so with that in mind we have decided to cancel the remaining Write Nights for 2022. When the schedule and format is finalized for 2023 we will post it on our social media, website, and newsletter. Thanks to all who have joined us in […]


Date: December 7 @ 6Location: Rose & Crown (1503 4 St SW) Please join us for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Calgary Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00PM at the Rose & Crown (3rd floor), located at 1503 4 St SW, Calgary, AB. There is free parking at the rear of the building. There are stairs […]

WGA Edmonton Holiday Party & Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal Presentation

When: Wednesday, December 7. 6:30PMWhere: 9910 (Downstairs from The Common) 9910 109st NW. Edmonton* It’s that time of year again! A night to celebrate the holidays and the end of the year with your WGA friends. Join us at 9910 for some food and drinks and holiday cheer! The event is free to attend and […]

Poems Aligned: Shaping your work

A WGA POETRY INTENSIVE WITH ALICE MAJOR WGA Members: $150.00Non-Members: $200.00 Max. 12 participants WHAT? You’ve been writing poems, maybe publishing a few individual ones. Now you’re thinking about how to round them up into a chapbook or full manuscript. But do they really belong together? How should you order them? In this two-part online […]