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WGA Game Week

What’s better than a good old fashioned game night? Three game nights! We have all been working hard writing our novels and stories in the early morning or late night hours. We’ve been getting kids ready for virtual school while virtual grocery shopping for very real antacids, so we deserve some time to just have […]

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2021 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2020.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as […]

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2021 WGA Mentorship Program

Now open for applications! The Mentorship Program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2021. We will accept up to six apprentices to work with mentors this year. The program is intended […]

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The 2020 (Virtual) Giller Light Bash in Support of Frontier College Literacy Programs

THE EVENT IS FREE, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 MDT (30 minutes before the live broadcast of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards begins) REGISTER HERE The Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Freehand Books and Shelf Life Books are long standing promoters of the literacy education that Frontier College delivers across the province to inner city schools, public housing sites, community […]

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Call for Jurors: 2021 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all avid readers, writers, teachers, students, or people who just straight up love literature to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2021 finalists and winners are chosen. Every year the WGA presents awards in eight categories, plus […]

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WGA STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT: WELCOME TO DOROTHY (DEE) BENTLEY AS OUR NEW PROGRAM & CONFERENCE COORDINATOR (SOUTHERN ALBERTA / CALGARY OFFICE)

Taking over from Samantha Warwick, we would like to welcome Dorothy (Dee) Bentley to the position of Program & Conference Coordinator (Southern Alberta/Calgary Office), effective October 1. Dorothy has published short fiction, non-fiction, interviews, humour, columns, poetry, and a children’s book, Summer North Coming. Her writing and media practice continues to expand as she explores novel writing, screenwriting, […]

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