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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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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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Digital Strategies Sessions at This Year’s Conference

The WGA’s annual conference is just ONE WEEK away! Join us for Writing Across Worlds, June 7 – 9 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers and let you know about a new conference session! Announcing our speakers for Digital Strategies for Writers Digital Strategies for WritersSaturday, June 8, 11:00 – 12:30Featuring Dana […]

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Meet the 2019 Alberta Literary Award and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist Authors

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards and the City of Edmonton recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta and Edmonton authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at […]

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Call for Volunteers: Writing Across Worlds Conference and Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 7 – 9, 2019

We are seeking volunteers for half-day shifts for the registration table or book table at the Writing Across Worlds Conference June 8 and 9, and for shorter shifts at our Alberta Literary Awards Gala June 8. Your volunteer work will be a great help in making the events run smoothly and we are grateful for all of you who […]

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2019 Alberta Literary Awards Gala

Saturday, June 8, 2019 ​Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton10155 105 St. An important event in our conference weekend is the Alberta Literary Awards Gala. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of Alberta authors, support each other in the literary community, visit with friends, and meet new people. We invite you to join […]

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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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In Memoriam – Gregory Younging

It is with great sadness we share the news of the death of Gregory Younging, who passed away at the Penticton Hospital on May 3, 2019. Greg Younging was the publisher of Theytus Books, the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, where he worked as managing editor from 1990 to 2004, and again as publisher […]

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The 2019/20 board of the WGA will be elected at the AGM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Edmonton There will be at least 6 (six) openings on the board: President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member(s) at Large.There can be no more than three members on the board who reside in the same centre. Currently, Edmonton has three Edmonton […]

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