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Sharon Bala Webinar: Writing Who You Don’t Know

Saturday, October 1710:00am-11:00am $25 for WGA Members, $25 for non-members,Students $10Register HERE How do we write from outside our experience? Specifically: how do we create characters whose skin colour, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or gender are not our own? How do we ensure the characters ring true? In this workshop we will cover dangerous tropes and how […]

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WGA Staff Announcements

The WGA announces the upcoming departure of Calgary-based Program Director Samantha Warwick. Sam has been with us for over 15 years and has developed a vibrant WGA community in Calgary and surrounding areas. She has supported writers—both new and established—from across Alberta and beyond, creating opportunities for artists to have their work celebrated and showcased at […]

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Literary/AI Workshop – Call for Expressions of Interest

In collaboration with Margaret Lam (,, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta is developing a hands-on workshop to help writers explore the inner-workings of artificial intelligence, and its implications on how we read and write in a digital context. Designed to be held over a 3-month period, 6 participating writers will engage in workshops on […]

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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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Call for Chapbook Submissions: Armistice Press

The WGA is a proud promotional partner for a new chapbook project showcasing emerging Edmonton LGBTQ+ poets! Armistice is committed to publishing diverse voices and experiences. The Armistice Press chapbook project is run by WGA Communications and Partnerships Coordinator Ellen Kartz. Submission Call: Armistice Press is seeking poetry from emerging Edmonton LGBTQ+ writers for a […]

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Call for Submissions: The Curve Community Art Installation

Until September 28, 2020Open to Peace Country residentsDeadline to submit: August 17 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 […]

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Pandemic Postcards – Winners Announced

The WGA is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2020 Pandemic Postcards Contest! We invited Alberta authors to share 250 word stories of what inspires their writing during this pandemic, and what they might write on a postcard from home. The winners will receive the following prizes as well as publication in an upcoming electronic chapbook. […]

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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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