Writers' Guild of Alberta
Complimentary Student Memberships
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Programs & Services: Youth Programs
For more information on all of these programs, visit www.youngalbertawriters.com.
WordsWorth is a week-long writing camp for teens aged 12 - 18 in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Find peaceful inspiration while making friendships and learning from some of Alberta's top writers. For more information on this year's camp, click here.
Drink the Wild Air is a winter writing retreat for young writers aged 12 - 19 at Watson Lodge at Kamp Kiwanis. This weekend taking place February 21 - 23, 2014 is designed for young authors to reconnect with the WordsWorth community, meet new writer-friends, and provide a much-needed writing vacation. For more information, click here.
The Isabel Miller Young Writers Award will not be presented this year (2012). Stay tuned for details as they develop for the award in 2013.
2010 Winning entries were included in the 2010 Isabel Miller Young Writers Award Anthology. Copies of the chapbook can be purchased for $4 (includes postage) or in-person at the WGA Edmonton office for $3. Contact the Edmonton office to order your copy
WGA Teen Writing Group (Calgary)
The Writers' Guild of Alberta offers a Teen Writing Group that meets every month (Sept through June) in Calgary and is mentored by Lisa Murphy-Lamb. The group is FREE to join with the purpose of uniting teens interested in pursuing the craft of writing in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Participants involve themselves in literary discussion, take part in on-site projects and learning sessions with exciting guests, receive constructive feedback on their writing and engage with other young writers. The age range for the group is 13 – 19. Themes that have been explored include fiction, poetry, identity, memoir and songwriting. Guest speakers have included Kris Demeanor, WGA alumni Erin Vance and Caritas Longman, Derek Beaulieu, Patrick Pilarski and others.
The WGA Calgary Teen Writing Group meets at Loft 112 once or twice per month on a Sunday from 2:30-5pm. The address is #112, 535 8th Ave SE T2G 5S9. There is free parking on the street and it's just a 3 minute walk from the C-Train. Loft 112 is part of the Orange Loft complex, on the main floor with a door that leads right into the loft space (no need to go the lobby).
If you have questions or are interested in joining the WGA Teen Writing Group, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
WGA Teen Writing Group (Edmonton)
For updates regarding the WGA Edmonton Teen Writing Group (currently under re-developemt) please revisit this page or contact the WGA Head Office in Edmonton in early January 2015.
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