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Call for Applicants: On Site Placement Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program

The WGA is happy to share On Site Placement’s (OSP) Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program. The Diversity Awareness and Skill Building Youth Program (DASB) is designed to engage youth (ages 16 – 30) in self-directed volunteer programs or projects that promote inclusion initiatives in their school, workplace or community. OSP is currently recruiting youth who have […]

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces 2019 Golden Pen Award Recipient

2019 WGA Golden Pen Award 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 […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2019

Drink the Wild Air 2019 Date: March 8-10, 2019  Place: Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek, Alberta.  Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.  Cost: $208 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.)   Registration is now closed.   A Message from Colin Matty Dear Friends of WordsWorth, The best of the […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards – Deadline: December 31

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, […]

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YEG January Member Night – Blue Monday

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 […]

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2nd Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

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 […]

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Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book Finalists

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 […]

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Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award Finalists

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 […]

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