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WGA Online Reading Series

Thanks to the generosity of the Rozsa Foundation, we have received funding to host a series of online readings and author interviews. So, we’re thrilled to launch the WGA Online Reading series for WGA members who had their events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any has a 2020 book release looking for an opportunity to present their work.

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Upcoming Events

Lynn Gale: l’opacité
Tuesday, July 14
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Spruce Grove poet Lynn Gale will read from her new poetry collection l’opacité, followed by a Q&A led by WGA Board Vice President and Write Well Press founder Leanne Myggland-Carter. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.

Judith Clark: Under the Radar
Wednesday, July 15
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Calgary author Judith Clark will read from her YA novel Under the Radar, followed by a Q&A led by fellow Calgary YA author Janet Gurtler.

D.A. Vandenbrink: The Crimson Dimension
Friday, July 17
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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St. Albert author D.A. VandenBrink will read from his supernatural thriller The Crimson Dimension, followed by a Q&A led by WGA Summer Programs Assistant and WordsWorth Creative Team member Sadie MacGillivray.

Dorothy Bentley: Summer North Coming
Tuesday, July 21
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Fort McMurray author Dorothy Bentley will read from her children’s poetry picture book Summer North Coming, followed by a Q&A led by Calgary writer Barbori Garnet. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.

Donald Lee: The Band Director’s Lessons About Life
Thursday, July 23
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Peace River author Donald Lee will read from his spiritual memoir The Band Director’s Lessons About Life, followed by a Q&A led by Val Erickson. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.

Bob Stallworthy: Impact Statement
Tuesday, July 28
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Calgary poet and longtime active WGA member Bob Stallworthy will read from his poetry book Impact Statement, followed by a Q&A led by Edmonton poet, fiction writer, and journalist Alexis Kienlen. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.

Paul Pearson: Lunatic Engine
Thursday, July 30
7:00 – 7:45 pm
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Edmonton poet Paul Pearson reads from his debut poetry book Lunatic Engine, followed by a Q&A led by Edmonton playwright and novelist Katherine Koller. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.

More Upcoming Readings:

  • Bob Stallworthy: Impact Statement, Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Paul Pearson: Lunatic Engine, Thursday, July 30, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Katherine Koller: Winning Chance, Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Kat Cameron: Ghosts Still Linger, Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Cathie Bartlett: Destination Prairie, Date TBA (recorded event, will air in August after the 13th)
  • Annette LaPointe: And This is the Cure, Thursday, August 20, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Dolly Dennis: The Complex Arms, Thursday, September 3, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Alexis Kienlen: Mad Cow, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Dianne Palovcik: In Trouble, Date TBA (recorded event, will air in September after the 15th)
  • Nancy Bell: Dead Dogs Talk, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Carleen Marie: Orchid of Fate, Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Katrina Rosen: With You By Bike, Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Alison Clarke: Phillis, Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Lori Hahnel: Vermin, Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm- 7:45 pm
  • Joan Marie Galat: 3 titles – Absolute Expert: Space, Stars, The Story of Malala Yousafzai, Thursday, October 29, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Past Events

Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane: Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance
Tuesday, July 7
7:00 – 7:45 pm

Watch the video HERE.

Anishinaabe author Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane read from her children’s nonfiction book Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance, followed by a Q&A with WGA Program Coordinator Jason Norman.

Doreen Vanderstoop: Watershed
Tuesday, June 30
7:00 – 7:45 pm

Watch the video HERE

Calgary author Doreen Vanderstoop read from her her literary dystopian novel, Watershed, followed by a Q&A led by WGA Treasurer Susan Carpenter. Viewers had the chance to send questions during the event.

Amy LeBlanc: I know something you don’t know
Thursday, June 18, 2020
7:00 – 7:45 pm

Watch the video for this event HERE

In our first instalment of our 2020 online reading series, Amy LeBlanc read from her debut poetry collection I know something you don’t know. Ellen Kartz, the WGA’s Communications and Partnerships Coordinator, led a Q&A with Amy following the reading.

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