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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta hosts monthly events to give our members and those interested in joining a chance to get away from their writing desk to socialize with other writers, talk about what’s happening in the book world and learn more about the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. These events also feature informed presenters who talk about specific aspects of writing.

See the listings below for upcoming events. Details may be subject to change; please confirm with the office and if you have any questions you can reach us at [email protected].

AUGUST

Online Reading Series

  • Charlotte Cameron: Love and Courage in Troubled Times; Hosted by Nancy Bell. This event is now available in a recorded format.
  • Karen Spafford-Fitz: Pickpocket; Hosted by Charlotte Cameron. This event is now available in a recorded format.
  • Neil Surkan: Unbecoming; Hosted by Berend McKenzie. This event is now available in a recorded format.
  • Onyinye Odih: A Mother’s Love; Hosted by Sue Farrell Holler. This event is now available in recorded format.

SEPTEMBER

Online Reading Series

Live by the Word: Titilope Sonuga on the Business of Poetry (online workshop in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council): Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. This is a free event; register online here.

Single Onion Poetry Reading Series (WGA Partnership Event): Thursday, September 16, 7:00 pm (MST). The Single Onion presents four excellent poets to start our fall season: Lisa Richter, Tyler B. Perry, Joan Shillington, and Alex Williamson. Register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sc-2pqzMsHtNvVE0bVgb6kSxfKx_iO_UE 

WGA Member Event – Reading, interview, and Q&A with Carrie Armstong: Join us online on Saturday September 18th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. An author reading, short interview and audience Q & A will be followed by an interactive demonstration on how to make a traditional tea. Please register by Thursday September 16th.

Alberta Culture Days (free online workshops): Saturday, September 25 (over Zoom). For Alberta Culture Days the WGA is offering a day of free writing workshops held over Zoom. Writers of all skill levels are welcome to sign up for one or all three. Space is limited so register today!