2016 Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge

In collaboration with the League of Canadian Poets and The City of Calgary, and with the support of Loft 112, the WGA is proud to help promote the 2016 Mayor’s #PoetryCity Challenge! To celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and UNESCO World Poetry Day (March 21), each year municipalities across Canada are challenged to bring poetry into […]

Alberta Literary Awards Wine and Cheese Gala

Saturday, June 4, 2016 MacDonald Hall, SAIT Campus, Calgary Doors: 7:30 pm Awards: 8:00 pm Attire: Semiformal Please join us during our conference weekend for a wine and cheese reception honouring excellence in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature produced in Alberta during the previous year. We will award literary prizes and we will have […]

Conference 2016 Presenters

Tabs [tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”Marina Endicott”] Marina Endicott came to fiction late, after a career in theatre. Her new novel, Close to Hugh, was long-listed for the Giller Prize and named one of CBC’s Best Books of 2015. Her second, The Little Shadows, was long-listed for the Giller and short-listed for the Governor General’s award. […]

Conference 2016 Accommodation

During the summer months, SAIT provides Short Term Accommodation for guests. They have a variety of rooms that range from Studios, Two-Bedrooms, Four-Bedrooms, and One-Bedroom + Living Room units. Each of the rooms are outfitted with a double extra-long bed, linens/towels/toiletries, private bathrooms, full sized refrigerators, microwaves, and range from kitchenettes to full kitchens (utensils […]

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel: You will receive: On or before May 3, 2016 100% of the registration fees you have paid May 4 – 20, 2016 50% of the registration fees you have paid After May 20, 2016 No refund

Ask an Expert Spotlight: Nick Thran, Charlotte Cranston, and Colin Matty

Just a night’s sleep away from our Ask an Expert event! Tune in tomorrow, 12-4 pm. It’s all online, making it easier to interact with our panel of experienced writers. And here’s the last of our experts’ bios! Without further ado, Nick Thran, Charlotte Cranston, and Colin Matty: Nick Thran’s most recent collection of poems […]

Countering Violence, Exile, and Injustice (Edmonton)

When: Wednesday, February 24 Where: Stanley Milner Library, Program Room Time: 7:00 pm What: Join Marc Colbourne (Exiled for Love), Gary Garrison (Human on the Inside) and Fahim Hassan (Bangladeshi blogger) in a discussion about writing that speaks the truth of our human condition—writing that exposes our values, our vulnerabilities, and illuminates the balance (or lack there-of) […]

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Finalists

The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize *Note this prize is presented to a Calgary author of a book published in the previous year.  As such, the name of the prize corresponds with the previous year.  Eg. The award presented in 2011 is referred to the 2010 award. In 2022, the prize numbering was […]

Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) Press Release

Culture and the Liberal Platform Along with our colleagues and partners throughout the Canadian cultural sector, the Cultural Human Resources Council congratulates Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party on their impressive and decisive election victory! Along with artists and cultural workers, and cultural employers across the country, we herald the Liberal promises […]

Alberta Culture and Tourism: Budget 2015 – Message from Minister Eggen

Alberta Culture and Tourism – Budget 2015 October 27, 2015 This afternoon, Minister of Finance Joe Ceci delivered our government’s first budget – a common sense plan that balances investments to stabilize critical public services with action to reduce spending to deal with current fiscal challenges. Budget 2015 and the Government of Alberta’s 3-Year Plan […]