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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.

All events will stream through our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive notifications!

Upcoming Events

Carleen Marie: Orchid of Fate
Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed HERE. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Carleen Marie will read from her memoir, Orchid of Fate (Family Lines Publishing), followed by a Q&A with Peace River author Donald Lee.


Katrina Rosen: With You By Bike
Monday, September 28 6, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed
HERE. Or subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be notified

Katrina Rosen will read from her memoir, With You By Bike, followed by a Q&A from Helen Rolfe and time for audience questions via YouTube chat.


Dianne Palovcik: In Trouble
Wednesday, September 30, Premieres at 7pm HERE
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Dianne Palovcik reads from her historical fiction novel, In Trouble, and talks with Joan Marie Galat about the book and her writing journey.


Alison Clarke: Phillis
Thursday, October 15, 7:00 pm 7:45 pm
Livestreamed
HERE. Or Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified

Alison Clarke will read from her new book of poetry, Phillis, followed by a conversation with poet and artists Brandon Wint, and audience Q&A via YouTube chat.


Lori Hahnel: Vermin
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 pm- 7:45 pm
Livestreamed
HERE. Or Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified

Lori Hahnel will read from her new book of short stories, Vermin (Enfield & Wizenty), followed by a conversation with short story author Lee Kvern.


Joan Marie Galat: 3 titles – Absolute Expert: Space, Stars, The Story of Malala Yousafzai
Thursday, October 29, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed
HERE. Or Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified

Joan Marie Galat will share three of her books for children, followed by a conversation with Onyinye Odih, and audience Q&A via YouTube chat.

Past Events

Nancy M. Bell: Dead Dogs Talk
Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestream link here. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Nancy M. Bell will read from her latest YA novel, Dead Dogs Talk (BWL Publishing), followed by a Q&A with Grande Prairie author Annette Lapointe.


Alexis Kienlen: Mad Cow
Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed HERE, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Edmonton author Alexis Kienlen will read from her debut novel, Mad Cow (Now or Never Publishing), followed by a Q&A with Calgary book blogger Anne Logan.


Dolly Dennis: The Complex Arms
Thursday, September 3, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
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Edmonton author Dolly Dennis will read from her latest novel, The Complex Arms (Dundurn Press), followed by a Q&A with fellow novelist Jennifer Quist.


Cathie Bartlett: Destination Prairie
Wednesday, September 2, (recorded event, will air 7:00 pm, Viewable here)

Cathie Bartlett reads from her new novel, Destination Prairie, and chats with her friend and fellow writer Jane Ross. This reading was pre-recorded and does not include an audience Q&A.


Annette LaPointe: And This is the Cure
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed
HERE, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Grande Prairie author Annette Lapointe will read from her latest book, And This is The Cure, followed by a Q&A with fellow Grande Prairie author Sue Farrell Holler.


Kat Cameron: Ghosts Still Linger
Tuesday, August 11
7:00 – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed HERE, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Edmonton poet Kat Cameron will read from her latest collection, Ghosts Still Lingerfollowed by a Q&A led by fellow Edmonton poet Paul Pearson. Viewers will have the chance to send questions during the event.


Katherine Koller: Winning Chance
Thursday, August 6
7:00 – 7:45 pm
Livestreamed HERE, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Edmonton playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Katherine Koller will read from her collection of short stories, Winning Chance, followed by a Q&A led by Fort McMurray author Dorothy Bentley. 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.


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.


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.


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.


D.A. Vandenbrink: The Crimson Dimension
Friday, July 17
7:00 – 7:45 pm
This will be a prerecorded event premiering on YouTube. Check back for the link, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

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.


Judith Clark: Under the Radar
Wednesday, July 15
7:00 – 7:45 pm
This will be a prerecorded event premiering on YouTube. Check back for the link, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

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.


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.


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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