Writers' Guild of Alberta
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
The WGA Teen Writing Groups meet on a monthly basis and are mentored by writers Alexis Kienlen (Edmonton) and Lisa Murphy-Lamb (Calgary). The purpose of the groups is to unite teens interested in pursuing the craft of writing and provide a fun, friendly, safe and structured environment for participants to receive constructive feedback on their writing, involve themselves in literary discussion, take part in on-site projects and learning sessions with exciting guests, and engage with young writers. The age range for these groups are 14 - 19 (Edmonton) and 15 - 18 (Calgary).
Themes that the groups have explored include fiction, poetry, travel writing, memoir and songwriting. Guest appearances have included Patrick Pilarski, Nicole Pakan, Aaron Macri, Trisia Eddy, Hiromi Goto and Heather Clitheroe.
If you'd like to join a group or obtain further information, please contact:
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