WGA Annual Conference 2021

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WGA Annual Conference 2021

The 2021 Writers’ Guild of Alberta virtual conference, held in partnership with the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, is a unique opportunity to learn and connect on your writer’s journey.

Pre-Conference Blue Pencil Sessions: Starting
May 21, 2021
Main Conference: May 28 – 30, 2021
Post-Conference Debrief: June 10 & June 12, 2021

Writers’ Guild of Alberta – 40 Years – Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society
2021 Conference: Re/Orientation

During the main conference, enjoy live sessions with award-winning authors, first-time authors, and panelists.

Learn from publishing professionals and agents, and add to your writer’s toolbox through our workshops on diverse topics covering an array of literature and literary arts: flash fiction, memoir, novel, nonfiction, poetry, film, graphic novel, and spoken word performance poetry.

Keynote presenter, Anthony Doerr, a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, will appear on Friday, May 28, 2021, along with Samantha Warwick for an In Conversation.

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:00am to 2:00pm MT, Anthony Doerr will teach a fiction masterclass, hosted by the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.

Canadian headliners include Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of How To Pronounce Knife, Writers’ Trust winner Gil Adamson, author of Ridgerunner, Eden Robinson, author of the Trickster series, Natalie Jenner who penned The Jane Austen Society, and Jen Sookfong Lee.

Alberta authors include PJ Vernon, author of Bath Haus, Naomi Lewis, Tiny Lights for Travellers, Micheline Maylor, Calgary’s Poet Laureate Emeritus 2016-18, Joshua Whitehead on speculative fiction, and so many more.

For more information, visit writersguild.ca.

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