Member Books Forms

2020 2021 2022 2023 2020 Books Author Name*Please enter your name as it will appear on your book. First Middle (Optional) Last Is the name on your book a pen name? Yes No NamePlease enter the name you use for your WGA membership. This is used only so we know which of our members the […]

Update Book Listing Information

Use the form below to send us updates to your pre-existing book listing. This form is for updates only, not new book listings. New listings submitted to this form may not be added to the website. Click HERE to submit a new listing. **Please note, you only need to fill in the information to be […]

This Beautiful Place: Authors in Fish Creek Park (Calgary-October 15)

This Beautiful Place: Authors in Fish Creek Park Sunday, October 15th, 2023 1:00pm to 3:00pm MSTThe PoetTree at the Bow Valley Ranche15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, ABFree In hopes that this beautiful autumn weather holds firm, please join us at a gorgeous, unique venue in South Calgary for an outdoor afternoon event of readings […]

Golden Pen Nomination Form

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, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian Hansen, Chris Wiseman […]

Write/Right: Law For Writers WestWord Columns

Write/Right: Law for Writers Column Online Archive Since 2018, Edmonton lawyer Jeananne Kirwin, K.C., has contributed a legal column for each issue of WestWord Magazine. With her permission, we are pleased to post this continuing archive of those articles. Please note: The information in these articles is of a general nature only. It does not […]

WGA Fall Kickoff (Edmonton – October 4)

Free EventWhen: Wednesday, October 4thWhere: Rooster Kitchen Edmonton (10732 82 ave)Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Who: Representatives of Edmonton’s literary community. Speakers from Poetry Fest, LitFest, The Olive, STARFest, Capital City Press, and more will be joining us to tell you about what you can expect to see on the literary calendar in Edmonton […]

WGA Fall Kickoff (Calgary – October 5)

Free EventWhen: Thursday, October 5th, 2023 6:00pm to 9:00pm MSTWhere: Joyce on 4th, 506 24th Avenue SW, Calgary Fall is upon us again and that means a calendar chock full of literary events! Join us and a slate of speakers from the Calgary literary community as we share what we have on for the 2023/2024 […]

Horror Writing Workshop with Francine Cunningham (VIRTUAL – Oct. 11)

Horror Writing Workshop with Francine Cunningham When: Wednesday, October 11th, 20237:00pm to 8:00pm MSTWhere: Online via Zoom Spooky season is upon us! To celebrate, please join us for a workshop on the art of horror writing with the University of Calgary’s new Writer in Residence, Francine Cunningham. This is a free event. Please register online […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards: Call for Jurors

Deadline: September 22, 2023 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all readers and writers to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2024 finalists and winners are chosen. The awards season is an important time on the literary calendar. Every year the WGA presents […]