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Launch of Horizons Writers Circle 

For Immediate Release:

New Horizons in Sight for Underrepresented Writers in the City

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta relaunches its mentored writing program for Edmonton’s immigrant and underrepresented writers. 


Formerly known as the Writer in Exile program and Borderlines Writers Circle, the newly-named Horizons Writers Circle aims to connect new and established writers from our community in enriching ways. Between the months of September 2021 and March 2022, under the coordination of publisher and writer Luciana Erregue-Sacchi, up to six writers from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their career will be mentored by established writers in the city in a free series of workshops, and panels. The program aims to introduce these new writers to the wider Edmonton community, make new contacts in the industry, and thrive in their writing career. 

Call for applications for mentors and mentees have been released through the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s website. We thank all who apply, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For interview inquiries, contact Horizons Writers Circle Coordinator, Luciana Erregue-Sacchi at [email protected]

Meet Luciana

Luciana Erregue-Sacchi – Horizons Writers Circle Coordinator and Community Outreach Facilitator 

Luciana is an art historian, publisher (Laberinto Press), writer, and translator. Her work has appeared in Canadian anthologies, and international publications, she has also presented at literary festivals and conferences (Edmonton LitFest, the FOLD, Edmonton Poetry Festival, FIL Canada, WGA Conference). She maintains her blog, Spectator Curator, is a WGA Borderlines Writing Circle alumni, a Banff Centre Literary Arts Alumni, a former Edmonton Arts Council Artist in Residence, an academic, and an advocate for diversity in Canadian publishing. Luciana loves going for walks throughout the beautiful Edmonton River Valley alongside friends and family.

Our Gratitude

The Horizons Writers Circle is supported by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council

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