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Event: WGA Annual Conference

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Event: Writers’ Guild of Alberta Annual Conference

Where: Lister Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton
When: June 10 – 11, 2017

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Annual Conference is where writers from all across Alberta come together to socialize, network, learn and celebrate writers and writing. Over a dozen authors will share their talents and experiences in fiction, short story, poetry and journalism through keynote speeches, author interviews, panel discussions, workshops and more. The Alberta Literary Awards Gala will take place Saturday night and the WGA Annual General Meeting Sunday morning. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Juxtapositions”.

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Event: Alberta Literary Awards Gala

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Event: Alberta Literary Awards Wine & Cheese Gala

Where: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton
When: Saturday, June 10, 6:30 pm

The 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Wine & Cheese Gala receives and celebrates the work of Alberta authors. The Writers’ Guild of Alberta will award literary prizes in numerous categories and you will have ample time to connect with old friends and make some new ones. It’s sure to be a fun and celebratory evening, and we hope to see you there!

Our 2017 keynote speaker will be well-known blogger and social media expert Mike Morrison. His keynote address, Why Social Media Might Be More Important Than Writing The Book Itself, is sure to be entertaining and thought-provoking.

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The Write GroupThe Write Group is a community of writers who mutually share and discuss our poems, stories, novels, essays, columns, articles, histories and memoirs. We are essentially storytellers and storymakers. Between meetings we write; sometimes, we also work at day jobs, enjoy our leisure and spend time with our families.

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Plots Twists and Failure

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Failure is only failure if it happens in the last chapter — otherwise it’s a plot twist.

— Danny Iny, Reversal of Fortune

One thing I learned from oil painting is that every mistake is an opportunity. A black splotch becomes a bird — just add wings. A green slash becomes a ray of sunlight through stained glass or a leaf or a drop of water — just add the stained glass, leaf or drop. The best part is these added fixes and these mistakes add character and story to the painting. Layers on layers. Depth and originality. These are the things that liven art.