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The WGA and Horizons Writers Circle Present: Literary Festivals 101

Literary Festivals 101 Thursday, November 18, 2021.6:30 MST, Free REGISTER HERE The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is hosting the first panel of their new 101 Series on all things literary. Four female festival directors from across Canada, Amanda Leduc, from The FOLD Festival, Charlene Diehl from Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival, Fawnda Mithrush from LitFest YEG, and […]

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2022 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. This year, we are pleased to announce two new book prizes: the Short Story Collection Award and the Memoir Award. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary […]

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WGA Announces New Mary Bell Scholarship

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is thrilled to announce the new Mary Bell Scholarship, which honours a writer, sister, and dear friend who passed away from COVID in December 2020. In alignment with the way in which writing became a significant part of Mary’s life, this scholarship is offered to support one professional one-to-one mentorship […]

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In Memoriam – Doug Barbour

Photo Credit: University of Alberta The WGA is deeply saddened by news of the death of Edmonton poet, professor, critic, and publisher Douglas Barbour. A prominent member of the Alberta literary community, Doug served on the board of directors for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta as a member at large from 1981 to 1983. He […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – 30 September, 2021

The Government of Canada recently passed the legislation marking September 30 as a day to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. We have compiled the following list of resources and sites with suggested reading. We encourage you to check out these resources, […]

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2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

On September 17, 2021, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards during an online presentation. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Here is the official Media Release of the awards announcement: “Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of […]

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WGA Online Reading Series 2021

The WGA Online Reading Series is back! This summer we will be featuring WGA members with books released in 2021 and presenting a safe event for them to talk about their books. All events will be live streamed through the WGA YouTube channel. Audio versions of the readings will be shared shortly after.  Beth Sanders: […]

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WGA 2021 Call for Board Members

Deadline Extended: September 24, 2021The 2021/22 board of the WGA will be elected at the Virtual AGM in October. There will be openings for the following positions: one opening for President, one opening for Treasurer, one opening for Secretary, four openings for Member at Large. Two interim members of the 2020/21 board have put their names forward for election and one […]

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2021 Horizons Writers Circle Participants Announced

August 30, 2021 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2021 Horizons Writers Circle, its mentored writing program for Edmonton’s immigrant and underrepresented writers.  In September, twelve Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s newly-named Horizons Writers Circle. The program will run between the months of September 2021 and […]

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