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Edmonton Borderlines Writers Circle Past-Participants – Where Are They Now?

The WGA recently reached out to past-participants of the Edmonton Borderlines Writers Circle to find out a little of what they have been up to since taking part in the program. We were thrilled to learn that the community created through the program is still thriving.The WGA also had the opportunity to attend “Procession,” the […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

To help celebrate this day we are sharing some of the favourite books by Indigenous authors from some of our staff, members, and other book lovers in Alberta. Kiss of the Fur Queen Thomson Highway When I was a young student during the first few years of the 21st century I came across many works […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 13: Carol Parchewsky—An Excellent Writer Beside Us

Carol Parchewsky—An Excellent Writer Beside Us by Haiyue Yu In Calgary, Alberta, lives an excellent writer who impresses me deeply. Her name is Carol Parchewsky. Carol is a writer who dabbles in many different writing fields including picture books, poetry, creative nonfiction, middle-grade and adult fiction. Since the beginning of her writing career, she has […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 12: Differences Between Canada and Germany (Feat. Kate Rittner-Werkman)

Differences Between Canada and Germany by Viktor Qin As a child, I was really interested in the history of the Second World War. Luckily, Kate Rittner-Werkman, who was born in Germany but moved to Canada when she was a child, was willing to share her story. Her father was a German soldier during the Second […]

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Luciana Erregue-Saachi

CSL Blog Project, Volume 11: Poems, in TWO Languages (Feat. Luciana Erregue-Sacchi)

Poems, in TWO Languages by Sven Liu Literature, which is considered the most significant representation of the mental universe for humankind, has been separated into numerous genres by writers. Writers are proficient in multiple different genres to express their way of thinking, especially those who have different life experiences and who speak various languages. Poetry […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 10: An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin

An Online Interview with Lisa Dublin by Qian Cao Leo Lisa Dublin is from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, and she moved to Edmonton with her family in 2013. Poetry, performance poetry, and writing are the things she has always loved. She holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, and most recently […]

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Tazeen Hasan

CSL Blog Project, Volume 9: Writing Inspiration From the Amazing Writer Tazeen Hasan

Writing Inspiration From the Amazing Writer Tazeen Hasan by Zhou Huiwei Recently, I had an opportunity to communicate with Tazeen Hasan, a blogger who was born in Pakistan and writes for many online and print news outlets. She regularly contributes hard news, investigative pieces, and editorials on a wide range of topics including history, geopolitics, […]

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CSL Blog Project, Volume 8: Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out (Feat. Kate Rittner-Werkman)

Do Not Be Afraid to Speak Out by Shicheng Xu Kate Rittner-Werkman is a writer who was born in Hamburg, Germany. When she was a child, she immigrated to Canada and lived in a few different cities before she settled in Edmonton. She uses English to write, but she is a bilingual speaker and thinker […]

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