Westword Covers Archive

The first WGA Newsletter was Volume 1, Number 1, printed in December, 1980. Through the years, the look and style of that newsletter has evolved into the WestWord we know today.  Below is an archive covers of those earlier newsletters, showing how WestWord has changed. Click the tabs to see covers by year and click the images to enlarge! […]

2024 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Registration is open! Early Bird rate: $590 until April 30, 2024 Regular rate: $630 starting May 1, 2024 Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 14th – 19th, 2024  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 21st – 26th, 2024 Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced!

2024 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists Announced! The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We […]

WordsWorth 2024: Dragonsong Registration Form

  Week 1 (ages 11-14): July 14 – 19, 2024Week 2 (ages 15-19): July 21 – 26, 2024 Regular rate: $630 Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 Please select the WordWorth program you wish to register for below. You may pre-order WordsWorth t-shirts and copies of the anthology. We invite you to […]

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Winners Announced

Winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are pleased to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write. First established in 2017 by Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies in partnership […]

Horizons Writers Circle 2024 Participants Announced

Horizons Writers Circle The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is proud to announce the participants for the 2024 Horizons Writers Circle. Horizons Writers Circle is a program that provides support and mentorship for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, ESL, and underrepresented writers who live in Edmonton and are at the beginning […]

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 […]