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Digital Strategies Project: Announcing Regional Meetings

We recently completed the first phase of our Digital Strategies initiative, a weekend workshop for a small number of representatives of various Alberta regions to explore how we can help writers in the Digital Ages. The representatives are now hosting regional meetings to share the workshop outcomes, collect feedback, and allow as many writers as possible to have their say on the three main concerns for Alberta writers in the Digital Age: copyright, social media, and internet access for rural regions.

Please see below for the dates, times, and locations of the regional meetings. Writers are welcome to attend any meeting that is most convenient for their location. We want to encourage writers in rural locales to attend, and a limited amount of travel assistance is available from the WGA on request. Please let us know if you wish to attend a meeting but need help.

The document detailing the outcomes of the workshop is available to download here if you wish to review the information before attending the meeting.

If you are new to the WGA and need more background on our Digital Strategies initiative, more information is available here.

If travel is prohibitive, please feel free to contact a representative listed below to see if web or teleconferencing options are available, or you may send feedback on the outcomes document by email.

Airdrie
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Airdrie Public Library
304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB
RSVP to Pam Medland: [email protected]

Battle River Region
Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Camrose Railway Station and Museum
4407 47 Ave, Camrose, AB
Phone 780.672.3099 if you are in need of directions.
RSVP to Jane Ross: [email protected]

Calgary
Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Fish Creek Library
Fish Creek Library Program Room, 3rd Floor
11161 Bonaventure Drive Southeast, Calgary, AB
RSVP to Carol Parchewsky: [email protected]

Edmonton
Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edmonton Digital Arts College
401 – 10526 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB
RSVP to Tyler Gajda: [email protected]

Fort McMurray
Information will be conveyed through ongoing digital outreach. 
Please contact Therese Greenwood: [email protected] or Lindsay McFarlane: [email protected] for more information.

Grande Prairie
Sunday, August 121-3PM 
Grande Prairie Public Library
RSVP to Dustin Archibald: [email protected]

Lethbridge
Friday, August 3, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
The Port Coworking Space
105 8 Street South, Lethbridge, AB
RSVP to Jane Harris: [email protected]

Medicine Hat
Thursday, August 2, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Medicine Hat Public Library
Legion Room
414 1 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB
RSVP to Elise Judd: [email protected]

Red Deer
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
4818 49th Street, Red Deer, AB
RSVP to Fran Kimmel: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you and learning more about the different perspectives in Alberta’s regions!

 

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