Virtual Consultation with Joan Marie Galat (WGA 2023 Spring Writers’ Retreat)

Please use this form to register for your half-hour virtual session with Joan Marie Galat to discuss querying, revisions, or other aspects of writing and publishing. After submitting the form, you will be directed to a payment page. Please note, until we have received and processed payment, your registration is not completed. A Calendly link with […]

WGA Horizons Writers Circle Final Reading (Edmonton)

Readers: Giselle General, Catalina Morales, Manna Liu, Ting Elger, Devika Short. Where: The Common/9910 When: Saturday March 4th, 6:30-8:00 PM. The event is FREE. Please join us to celebrate the writing of the Horizons Writers Circle 2022-2023 cohort. The event is FREE to attend. Please RSVP by Friday February 24 on the FB event page […]

Tell Us About Your 2023 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2023! If you have a book slated for publication in 2023 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2023 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

Feb. 7 Free Grant Writing Session

Before you close your suitcase on our grey skies and jet off to a sandy beach make sure you have submitted your next AFA application for a grant. Join Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) literary consultant Brenda Hennig for an online noon hour presentation on Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 12 noon We’ll review […]

Freedom to Read Week Panel

Why Are We Banning Books in 2023? Wednesday, Feb 22nd. Noonover ZoomRegister to attend or participate in the discussion Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and […]

Leah Horlick Poetry Workshop (Calgary)

Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pmCommunity Wise, 223 12th Ave SW, Calgary Arusha Room (1st floor) Please register using the form below (max. 15 participants)  Join poet and Canadian Writer-in-Residence Leah Horlick in this interactive workshop for Writers’ Guild of Alberta members. We’ll explore strategies for answering the question “When is a poem done?”—and map out some ways […]

Calgary Write Nights

Come join the WGA and Just Write for a weekly in-person writing meetup in Calgary! Thursdays at 7:00PM at Black Pearl 8855 MacLeod Trail SW The central purpose of this group is to help people focus on their writing. Group members might give each other critiques or share their work if they want, though this […]

Calgary Blue Monday Lift-Up – Jan. 16

Monday, January 16th, 7:00 PMCommunity Wise (223 12th Ave. SW)Arusha Room (1st floor, wheelchair accessible)  Please pre-register using the form below as space is limited! Blue Monday Lift-Up: The Importance of Community for Mental Wellness in the Arts In collaboration with the Perlin Foundation for Wellness, the WGA invites you to an evening of discussion about the […]

2023 WGA Mentorship Program Participants Announced

Meet the Participants! The WGA is thrilled to announce the participants for the 2023 Mentorship Program! In January 2023, fourteen Alberta writers will begin their participation in the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2023 marks the twelfth year for the program, which pairs emerging writers with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, […]