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WGA YYC Fall Kick-Off 2019

WGA Calgary Fall Kick-Off & Pub Night: Community & Opportunities For Writers

Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019 Doors for social time 6:00 p.m. | Formal Program 7:00 p.m.Rose & Crown Pub |  3rd floor private room at 1503 4 St SW, CalgaryPlease RSVP Via Facebook HERE Everybody knows September is when the literary calendar in Calgary starts to fill up. There are festivals, workshops, classes, presentations, book launches, and so much […]

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(YEG) WGA Edmonton Fall Kick-Off

Wednesday, Sept 4Gather at 7:00pm, program starts at 7:30The Almanac on Whyte, 10351 Whyte Ave.  Everybody knows that September is when the literary calendar in Edmonton starts to fill up. There are festivals, workshops, classes, presentations, book launches, and so much more. Join us to help get the season started in the best way possible. […]

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Finding the Words: Writing About the Fort McMurray Wildfire – workshop with Therese Greenwood

The WGA is proud to sponsor an upcoming workshop in Fort McMurray with Therese Greenwood! Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30AM – 12:30PMSyncrude Program RoomWood Buffalo Regional Library Everyone has their own story to tell … Led by Fort McMurray writer Therese Greenwood (as part of Alberta Culture Days), this free workshop will help new writers navigate the […]

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Prairie Indigenous E-Book and IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collections

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection Launched in January 2019, this significant addition to the Alberta eBooks repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Along with the 1,500 […]

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta Q&A

Sunday, August 11 10 AM – Fireside Room Writers’ Guild of Alberta Q&AFeaturing Members of the Writers Guild of Alberta Join writers Susan Calder, Carol Parchewsky, Lori Hahnel, and Writers’ Guild of Alberta staff members Samantha Warwick and Carol Holmes for questions about the WGA, writing, or the industry in general. Coffee and treats will […]

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Congratulations to the 2019 High Plains Book Awards finalists!

Finalists for the 2019 High Plains Book Awards have been announced in 12 categories. Congratulations to the following Alberta authors! Beth Towe – Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton – Fifth House Publishers – (for Art & Photography)Trina Moyles – Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World – (for First Book)Dallas Hunt – AwÃsis and the World-Famous Bannock – […]

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Melissa Penney

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

The staff at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta offices are extremely grateful to our volunteers who have helped get us through one of the busiest months of the year. You stepped up to take casino shifts, sell books, register conference attendees, and everything in between. We could not do what we do at the WGA […]

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