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 […]

Golden Pen Nomination Form

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W. O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, Bob Stallworthy, Vivian Hansen, Chris Wiseman […]

Write/Right: Law For Writers WestWord Columns

Write/Right: Law for Writers Column Online Archive Since 2018, Edmonton lawyer Jeananne Kirwin, K.C., has contributed a legal column for each issue of WestWord Magazine. With her permission, we are pleased to post this continuing archive of those articles. Please note: The information in these articles is of a general nature only. It does not […]

WGA Fall Kickoff (Edmonton – October 4)

Free EventWhen: Wednesday, October 4thWhere: Rooster Kitchen Edmonton (10732 82 ave)Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Who: Representatives of Edmonton’s literary community. Speakers from Poetry Fest, LitFest, The Olive, STARFest, Capital City Press, and more will be joining us to tell you about what you can expect to see on the literary calendar in Edmonton […]

WGA Fall Kickoff (Calgary – October 5)

Free EventWhen: Thursday, October 5th, 2023 6:00pm to 9:00pm MSTWhere: Joyce on 4th, 506 24th Avenue SW, Calgary Fall is upon us again and that means a calendar chock full of literary events! Join us and a slate of speakers from the Calgary literary community as we share what we have on for the 2023/2024 […]

Horror Writing Workshop with Francine Cunningham (VIRTUAL – Oct. 11)

Horror Writing Workshop with Francine Cunningham When: Wednesday, October 11th, 20237:00pm to 8:00pm MSTWhere: Online via Zoom Spooky season is upon us! To celebrate, please join us for a workshop on the art of horror writing with the University of Calgary’s new Writer in Residence, Francine Cunningham. This is a free event. Please register online […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards: Call for Jurors

Deadline: September 22, 2023 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all readers and writers to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2024 finalists and winners are chosen. The awards season is an important time on the literary calendar. Every year the WGA presents […]

2023 WordsWorth Instructors & Courses

Registration is now closed(After June 26th, RDP room availability cannot be guaranteed.) Week 1 (ages 11 – 14): July 9th – 14th, 2023 | $610  Week 2 (ages 15 – 19): July 16th – 21st, 2023 | $610  Location: Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP), Red Deer, AB T-shirt: $25Anthology: $12 WordsWorth is a week-long sleepover creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the […]

Queer Calgary Writing Group (Calgary – June 10)

Alexandra Writers’ Centre, cSpace 1721 29th Ave SW – 4th floor 11:00am – 12:30pm Spring session dates: Queer Calgary and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are happy to be collaborating on a monthly writing group facilitated by author R.M. Olson. The sessions will take place on the second Saturday of each month, excluding July and August as we […]