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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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2015 GLASS BUFFALO / WGA POETRY CONTEST WINNERS REVEALED!

  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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WGA AND WORDFEST PRESENT: FISHBOWL (THE WRITING LIFE) WITH BRADLEY SOMER

Friday, October 16, 2015. 5—6:15 pm, Motel at Arts Commons, 205 8th Ave. SE, Calgary Presented with Wordfest, Samantha Warwick will guide a conversation with author Bradley Somer about his new novel, Fishbowl. They will discuss the writing life and process, what it means to “build a platform,” marketing, agents, publishing, and book promotion—regional, national […]

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CALL FOR CASINO VOLUNTEERS

  We are holding our casino September 14 – 15, 2015 at the Palace Casino (West Edmonton Mall) in Edmonton, and we need volunteers to make it a success! Our casinos bring in approximately $80,000 over two years, which goes a long way in helping the WGA provide programs and services. Daytime (10:45 am – […]

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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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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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