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WGA PRESENTS ELEMENTS OF INDIGENOUS STYLE; A GUIDE FOR WRITING BY AND ABOUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WITH GREGORY YOUNGING (YEG)

Friday, March 9th  Time and venue TBA The Book Publishers Association of Alberta and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are pleased to present an informative talk (and book launch) addressing guidelines aimed to help writers, editors, and publishers produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner. Features include guidance on working in a culturally sensitive way, […]

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Gregory Younging March 10

WGA PRESENTS: ELEMENTS OF INDIGENOUS STYLE; A GUIDE FOR WRITING BY AND ABOUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WITH GREGORY YOUNGING (YYC)

Saturday, March 10th |1:00—3:00pm Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor Salon | 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are pleased to present an informative talk (and book launch) addressing guidelines aimed to help writers, editors, and publishers produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner. Features include guidance […]

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Yoga and Writing Feb 17.18

YOGA & WRITING WORKSHOP EXPLORING THEMES OF COMPASSION, HEART, RESILIENCE AND HEALING WITH INSTRUCTOR ERIN LEATHER (YYC)

Saturday, Feb 17th | 5:30—7:30pm Yoga Santosha at 1800 4 St SW #320, Calgary SW [Parking is available in building lot for $2.50] Registration $25 | $12.50 for WGA members  WGA members use PROMO CODE WGA2018 to receive 50% discount and to hold your spot! Register at yogasantosha.ca/events/workshops/ or call Yoga Santosha at 403 244 9642 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Yoga Santosha are pleased to […]

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Drink the Wild Air 2018

Date: March 9-11, 2018  Place: Nestor Lodge, 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.)     Because we can’t offer WordsWorth all year long, there’s Drink the Wild Air.   Drink the Wild Air is a whirlwind weekend of […]

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WGA Office Holiday Hours

The WGA offices will be closed from Monday, December 25 to Monday, January 1. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. The WGA staff and Board of Directors wishes you the very best of the holiday season!

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Borderlines Writers Circle Visits U of A

On Friday, November 24, thanks to Borderlines Writers Circle participant Dr. Leilei Chen, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta partnered with the University of Alberta to offer students of ENGL 102 E1: Introduction to Critical Analysis, a Bridging Program course, an enhanced writing experience. Four other Borderlines members, Nine, Mila, Luciana and Shimelis, shared their backgrounds in […]

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2018 Alberta Literary Awards Submission Deadline: December 31

THE 2018 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of […]

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Meet the 2018 Mentorship Program Participants!

On January 9, six Alberta writers will begin their participation in the the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2018 marks the seventh straight year for the program, which sees emerging writers paired up with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and to also  provide support and encouragement.  This year, Kevin Holowack will work with […]

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