Meet the 2017 Mentorship Program Participants!

On January 9, six Alberta writers began their participation in the the WGA’s annual mentorship program. 2017 marks the sixth straight year for the program, which sees emerging writers paired up with established Alberta authors to develop the emerging writer’s literary work, and to also  provide support and encouragement. This year:  Marco Melfi will work with […]

WriteClick – Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – February 1, 2017 Send your volunteer listings to: [email protected]   **NEW** LITFEST CALL FOR COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS We were in the celebratory mood following our own anniversary in 2016, so we’ve decided to party all year long for Canada’s sesquicentennial. As such, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Special Events and Development & Outreach Committees. If […]

WriteClick – Member-to-Member

MEMBER-TO-MEMBER – February 1, 2017 Send your Member to Member listings to [email protected]  **NEW** SEEKING EDMONTON WRITER Richard Assaly (780-434-4373) is looking for someone to clean up and type a family history. Paid position in Edmonton. Those interested may call between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.   THE PLAYHOUSE – SHARED SPACE FOR WRITERS The Playhouse is […]

WriteClick – Community Events and Conferences

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND CONFERENCES – February 1, 2017 Submit your writers event announcements to [email protected] _________________________________________________________________________ BATTLE RIVER _________________________________________________________________________ BATTLE RIVER WRITING CENTRE PRESENTS: POETRY WORKSHOP WITH DENNIS COOLEY April 20 – 27, Battle River Writing Centre Poetry Workshop April 20 – 23, 2017 with Canadian Poet, Dennis Cooley of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba. Join us […]

WriteClick – Writing Courses, Colonies, Workshops, and Retreats

WRITING COURSES, COLONIES, WORKSHOPS, AND RETREATS – February 1, 2017 Submit your writers workshop announcements to [email protected] _________________________________________________________________________ Banff _________________________________________________________________________ Writing Studio: May 1 – June 2, 2017 Application deadline: February 1, 2017 – Read more here Banff International Literary Translation Centre/Centro Internacional de Traducción Literaria de Banff: June 5 – June 23, 2017 Application deadline: February […]

WriteClick – Markets, Awards, Grants, Contests, and Competitions

MARKETS, AWARDS, GRANTS, CONTESTS, AND COMPETITIONS – February 1, 2017 Have a contest to share? Send them to [email protected]  ___________________________________________________________ Poetry ___________________________________________________________ **NEW** SPORT LITERATE’S POETRY CHAPBOOK AWARD Deadline: February 14; Entry Fee: $15 Sport Literate, the award-winning, 22-year-old journal featuring “honest reflections on life’s leisurely diversions,” wants your best sporty poems. Our first chapbook will be […]

WriteClick – Job Opportunities

JOB OPPORTUNITIES – February 1, 2017 Have a job opportunity? Submit it to [email protected].   **NEW** SEEKING EDMONTON WRITER Richard Assaly (780-434-4373) is looking for someone to clean up and type a family history. Paid position in Edmonton. Those interested may call between 4:30 and 6:00 pm.   AFA SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Deadline: February 3 We’ve […]

WGA Holiday Party (Edmonton) featuring Rapid Fire Theatre

  Rapid Fire Theatre makes merry at the Edmonton Holiday Party! Did you enjoy last year’s great holiday party featuring open mic and musical improv? This year, Rapid Fire Theatre cast members will dish out literary antics and comedic improv; and the incredible Mike Gravel will host the open mic! Come to perform or simply […]

2016 – 17 Canadian Literary Awards at a Glance!

With the announcement of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize coming up on November 7, and the release of the winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, we thought we might provide a page with links and release/submission dates for a number of Canadian literary awards. October 25 – Governor General’s Literary Awards announced November 1 – […]


Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Devonian Botanic Garden, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60 $85 A writing workshop for the naturally inclined, led by critically-acclaimed author Jenna Butler, in the beautiful setting of the Devonian Botanic Garden. Participants will take in the sights, sounds, scents and light of a fall garden during an […]