THE 2019 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2018. Submissions are evaluated on originality, […]
The WGA offices will be closed from December 22, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Regular office hours will resume January 7. Please note that there will be no WriteClick newsletter on December 26 or January 2. So, please send in your listings early to [email protected] The WGA wishes everyone the best of the holiday season!
Member Night: Blue Monday *Special date and location* Monday, January 21, 2019. 7pm The Aviary (9314 111ave) Edmonton Free for Members. Non-members $5 Guest Speakers: Alexis Kienlen and Amy Willans The third Monday in January is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Part pseudoscience, part marketing stunt, the validity of these claims are difficult to prove […]
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is happy to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write! This year, Author Jeananne Kirwin and the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove have enthusiastically joined in the effort to help give voice to Indigenous mothers. Together, we share the vision of effecting positive […]
Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book Finalists 2000 Audrey Andrews, Be Good Sweet Maid (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) Catherine Simmons Niven, A Fine Daughter (Red Deer Press) (WINNER) Barbara Scott, The Quick (Cormorant Books) 1999 Jacqueline Bell, burning for it (Rowan Books) Jackie Flanagan, Grass Castles (Bayeux Arts) Linda Goyette, Second Opinion (Rowan Books) Mary Elizabeth Lauzon, The Kisses of His Mouth (New Leaf Works) Rajinderpal Pal, Pappaji wrote poetry […]
Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award Finalists 2014 Alison Hodgins, “Learning to Fly” Trina Moyles, “The Chicken Feather” (WINNER) Rebecca Schaeffer, “Climbing Mt Fuji” 2013 Sydney Budgeon, “The Unfinished” (WINNER) Selestia Herrera, “Greek Gambles” Julia Seymour, “Professions of Love Across the Seine” 2012 Thomas Fox,“Varnasi” Alison Karlene Hodgins, “A World Away” (WINNER) Stephanie Kokonas, “Discovering Cambodia: A Journey […]
The WGA and The People’s Poetry Festival Present Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel Saturday, October 20 | 1:00—2:30pm Rosso Coffee Roasters | Inside the National Music Centre at 850 4 St SE Registration required | Please contact [email protected]; Register HERE WGA $5 | Non-members/public $10 “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” wrote Wordsworth, using a […]
Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 PM The Almanac on Whyte Ave | 10351 – 82 Ave. Free for WGA members; Non-members $5 WGA EDMONTON OCTOBER MEMBER NIGHT: STORYTELLING: ART FORM, POWERTOOL… a rare evening with two award-winning authors: master storyteller Tololwa Mollel and one extraordinary story herself, author Nhung Tran-Davies Tololwa Mollol shares his process […]
Please be advised that the WGA offices will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend, from Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3, inclusive. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4. We apologize for any inconvenience.
2019 WGA Mentorship Program Call for Applications The Mentorship program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2019. […]