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Amber-Webb Bowerman Memorial Foundation Online Fundraiser

Like so many other gatherings, the 11th annual SugarBowl is cancelled for this August due to COVID-19 precautions. The decision to shut down SugarBowl 2020 does not mean, however, that fun and charity are on hold. Indeed, the world needs more of both those things in bigger, more meaningful doses. And who better than Calgary’s large-hearted recreational lawn-bowling […]

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Virtual Town Hall July 9

WGA Virtual Town Hall

Thursday, July 9th. 6:30 pm Join us for a virtual town hall and have your say on the WGA’s programming since the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all of our in-person events and drove more of the activity online.  How has your experience been with online webinars, workshops, and readings so far?Is there any programming you have […]

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Call for Submissions: The Curve Community Art Installation

June 9 – September 28, 2020Open to Peace Country residents Attention all Peace Country residents! You can contribute your creative responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis in this special art exhibition, The Curve.The WGA is partnering with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) to present The Curve, a multi-disciplinary community art installation exhibited through the […]

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Picture Book Camp with Carolyn Fisher

Learn to write or illustrate children’s picture books! A class for newbie or seasoned writers, illustrators, or writer-illustrators. Join artist-author Carolyn Fisher for two classes on writing and illustrating children’s books. Whether you’re a writer or an illustrator, a newbie or a professional, we’ll dig into the business of books in this info-packed course. Bring […]

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Submission Call: North Side Anthology

Goal: To produce an approachable, light hearted, hardcopy (with electronic version) anthology. Vision: To display, celebrate, amplify, prove and disprove common and uncommon understandings of life on North Side to both Northsiders and Edmontonians at large, while examining how geography impacts the human condition. Mission Statement: To accept and seriously consider all submissions, and to solicit submissions as required, in […]

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Help Support Independent Bookstores in Alberta!

Several independent bookstores in Alberta are delivering or offering curbside pick-up. We offer them our thanks! Help support local bookstores! Calgary:Shelf Life BooksOwl’s Nest BooksPages on KensingtonCanmore:Cafe Books Castor:The Purple Platypus Edmonton:Glass BookshopAudreys BooksWonderland / Happy Harbor ComicsVariant EditionOlds:Pandora’s Boox and Tea Red Deer:Nearly New Books Three Hills:Three Hills Books Have we missed anyone? Let […]

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Meet the 2020 Alberta Literary Award and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Finalists

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited for the finalists for the 2020 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. The WGA would like to send our congratulations […]

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