WGA 2022/23 Annual Report Available Online!

The WGA Annual General Meeting will be taking place June 4, online and in-person during our 2023 Annual Conference, Origins. Sunday, June 4, 2023 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pmHybrid: Virtual AGM / Fort Calgary, Lower Barracks (750 9 Ave SE) The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. To prepare for […]

2023 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Registration is now closed(After June 26th, RDP room availability cannot be guaranteed.) Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 9th – 14th, 2023 | $610  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16th – 21st, 2023 | $610  Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the […]

WGA Conference Office Hours

Please be aware that the WGA office will be closed June 5 & 6 following our annual conference. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, June 7. For more information on our annual conference, please visit: writersguild.ca/wga-annual-conference-2023-origins.

Alberta Literary Awards Raffle

Saturday, June 36:00 pm – 10:00 pm MDTFort Calgary750 9 Ave. SE We’re excited to be able to host a raffle during this year’s Alberta Literary Awards Gala! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the gala registration table for $5 per ticket. Below is a list of items currently included in the draw. (More […]

WGA Website Hack

Hello Everyone, You may have heard of a recent flaw in one of the plug-ins on the WordPress platform (Read about the issue HERE). The plug-in flaw allowed hackers to access websites utilizing the Elementor plug-in. The WGA’s website was a victim of this hack last weekend. We want to assure everyone that we do not store any […]

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2023 Golden Pen Award Recipient

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W.O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Candas Jane Dorsey, Cecelia Frey, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian […]

WGA Call for Board Nominations

The 2023/2024 Board of the WGA will be elected at our AGM on June 4, 2023. The AGM will be held at Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave. SE, Calgary) but there will be the opportunity for remote participation. There are currently no candidates running for the following positions: Vice President and Member at Large. Nominations […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We look forward to celebrating your creativity […]

2023 Alberta Literary Awards Announcement (Online)

Tuesday, April 4, Noon (MDT) Are you curious about whether your work or the work of one of your literary friends or heroes is a finalist this year for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards? Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at Noon as the finalists for each category are announced live and for the first […]

Self-Publishing Webinar (Online)

Self-Publishing Webinar with Dana Goldstein (Recorded) This webinar originally aired on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023.$10 for members; $15 for non-members  What you’ll learn: the ins and outs of self versus traditional publishing, the pros and cons of self-publishing, the hurdles and benefits of going the independent route, and what you need to know to publish […]