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WGA Online Reading Series 2021

The WGA Online Reading Series is back! This summer we will be featuring WGA members with books released in 2021 and presenting a safe event for them to talk about their books. All events will be live streamed through the WGA YouTube channel. Audio versions of the readings will be shared shortly after.  Wendy Portfors: […]

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Horizons Writers Circle – Call for Applications

Horizons Writers Circle Program period: September 2021–March 2022Application deadline: July 31, 2021 – 11:59 MST Horizons Writers Circle is a program 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 of their literary journey. The program runs for seven months and […]

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Launch of Horizons Writers Circle 

For Immediate Release: New Horizons in Sight for Underrepresented Writers in the City The Writers’ Guild of Alberta relaunches its mentored writing program for Edmonton’s immigrant and underrepresented writers.  Formerly known as the Writer in Exile program and Borderlines Writers Circle, the newly-named Horizons Writers Circle aims to connect new and established writers from our community in enriching […]

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The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Winner Announced

The 2020 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize was presented to Alexandra Latos (@alexandralatos) for Under Shifting Stars. This heartfelt novel follows twins Audrey and Clare as they grapple with their brother’s death and their changing relationships—with each other and themselves. In the words of this year’s jury, “Under Shifting Stars is a book of beautifully crafted […]

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Horizons Writers Circle – Mentee Application Form

Program period: September 2021–March 2022Application deadline: July 31, 2021 – 11:59 MST Horizons Writers Circle is a program 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 of their literary journey. The program runs for seven months and is fully subsidized, […]

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Horizons Writers Circle – Mentor Application Form

Program period: September 2021–March 2022Application deadline: July 31, 2021 – 11:59 MST Horizons Writers Circle is a program 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 of their literary journey. The program runs for seven months and is fully subsidized, […]

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Meet the 2021 Finalists!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary Book Prizes. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards, the City of Edmonton and The City of Calgary recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Details for the Virtual Readings […]

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