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UPDATE! 2020 WGA Annual Conference in Partnership with the AWCS

WONDER–Reclaim Your Curiosity Friday May 22 (Alberta Literary Awards) + Conference May 23-24, 2020Calgary Public Library, Downtown Central Branch 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB Hotel info (Alt Hotel) coming soon! Registration will open February 3rd, 2020 – stay tuned for full program of speakers & sessions! Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society for […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2020 is Now Open for Registration!

Date: March 20-22, 2020 Place: Nestor Lodge, Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg CreekAges: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.Cost: $215 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.) REGISTER HERE! A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the season to one and all! This is Colin Matty, Director of WordsWorth, with […]

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Book Women Podcast Series

Three Metis aunties just trying to figure out the world of publishing, and chatting about books. Learn more about masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast – HERE Music Credit for All Episodes: Broke for Free – “Something Elated” Episode 13- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Métis Aunties Reflect In our last episode for this […]

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WGA 2020 Mentorship Program Participants Announced

In January 2020, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2020 marks the eighth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and also to provide support and encouragement. This program has seen many of its participants grow […]

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3rd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 3rd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write!This year, author Jeananne Kirwin and has enthusiastically joined in the effort to help give voice to Indigenous mothers. Together, we share the vision of effecting positive changes in our community through stories.Because […]

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2020 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.Submissions are now closed. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be […]

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Wednesday, December 11 Doors 6:00 | 7:00—10:00pm (or later!)Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant  Private room upstairs1503 4th St SW, Calgary | FREE for WGA membersNon-members $5 at the door (cash only)Seating is first-come, first served. RSVP HERE   Kick back and relax with your literary friends over a pint of cheer and some complimentary comfort food. Cozy up […]

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