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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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WGA and The Writers’ Union of Canada Present: Demystifying Income Streams for Writers

When: Friday, November 20 Where: Upper Art Space, Holy Trinity Church, 10037 84 Ave (Edmonton) Time: 7:00 pm What: Please join Fred Stenson, Writer in Residence at the U of A; Rayanne Doucet, Executive Director at Edmonton Poetry Festival; Devyani Saltzman, Director of Literary Arts at The Banff Centre; and the yet unnamed Literary Arts grants officer from […]

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WGA & ATIA Advanced Literary Translation Workshop

Please scroll down to register your name and email, then click Submit. You will be taken through the payment process. When: November 14, 1-4 pm Where: Stanley Milner Library, Room 7, 6th floor What: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in exploring the multiple aspects of literary translation in a welcoming and instructive environment. Examples […]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  WURST Restaurant & Pub at 2437 4th St SW, Calgary. Private Room Downstairs. ALL proceeds go toward literacy programs across the country. The first 20 WGA members to register online will be reimbursed; sponsored by the WGA.  Purchase tickets here With the support of Shelf Life Books, WordFest and Frontier College, the Writers’ Guild of […]

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WGA and LitFest Present: Rosemary Sullivan

When: Wednesday, October 21 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Stanley Milner Library Theatre Host: Myrl Coulter What: Rosemary Sullivan with host Myrl Coulter present Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva. With access to KGB, CIA, and Soviet government archives, as well as the close cooperation of her subject’s daughter, Sullivan pieces together Svetlana […]

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Open Mic with the Rasp and the Wine

When: Wednesday, November 4 Time: 7:30 pm sign up, shows starts at 8:00 pm Where: Kasbar (downstairs at Yanni’s, 10444-82 Avenue, Edmonton) What: We are again partnering with the Rasp and the Wine to bring you an incredible evening of sound-byte lit. Bring your bytes, 3-5 minutes maximum. Free for WGA members.

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WGA and Canadian Literature Centre – Blue Pencil Café

  When: Thursday and Friday, November 5 &6 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Where: University of Alberta, Humanities Centre 4-113 What: In partnership with the Canadian Literature Centre, this two-day event allows emerging writers or students to make an appointment with a published author and discuss work in progress. 2015 Blue Pencil authors are Pierrette […]

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Federal Election 2015 / Alberta Culture and Tourism Budget

Click the links below for information pertaining to the 2015 federal election:   Alberta Budget 2015: What does it mean for the AFA? Oct 28, 2015 Alberta Culture and Tourism: Budget 2015 – Message from Minister Eggen, Oct 27, 2015 Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) Press Release: Culture and the Liberal Platform, Oct 23, 2015 Professional Arts […]

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  Our congratulations go out to the winners of the first ever Glass Buffalo/WGA Poetry Contest! First Place: Benjamin Hertwig, “food habits of coyotes, as determined by examination of stomach contents” Second Place: Curtis LeBlanc, “Ordinary” Third Place: Gianmarco Visconti, “Augury” All of these wonderful poems can be read in the latest copy of Glass Buffalo […]

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