Writers’ Guild of Alberta Annual Conference

Event Date: 1st June 2018

Refining Our Narratives

June 1-3, 2018 at Memorial Park Library, Calgary

How does our current environment–political, cultural, ecological and psychological–affect the role of the writer? Writers are questioners. Writers explore. We adjust focus to pinpoint the right aspect that will produce clarity and refine perspective. Our medium is words.

Join us in June as we examine critical thinking and creativity, political writing and opinion pieces, writing through difficult times (and subjects)–and much more!  To register visit: https://writersguild.ca/conference-gala-2018-registration-form/

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) annual conference brings together writers from across the province and beyond for professional development and networking. It is a place for established and emerging writers to get to know one another, learn from each other, and to expand and shape a collective voice.

Award-winning fiction author and keynote speaker Nancy Lee will discuss how a writer can find focus amidst societal upheaval, environmental calamity, political tensions and family drama. Internationally recognized TEDx speaker and author Patrick Finn will address the question of why choosing to live creatively is the hardest and most important choice writers can make.

The 2018 WGA conference will feature an exciting line up of authors including Sharon ButalaAli BryanMarcello Di CintioShawna LemayClem MartiniSuzette MayrGeo TakachChris TurnerAritha van HerkJohn Vigna, Deborah Willis, Sheri-D Wilson and many more.

To view the complete roster of presenters with bios, and to register for Refining Our Narratives, please visit https://writersguild.ca/wga-annual-conference-2018-refining-our-narratives/

“This year’s theme is refining our narratives. ‘Refining’ because we strive to get better at what we do, and what we do is narrative. Regardless of the genre, a writer is presenting some kind of narrative. And refining alludes to perspective as well as craft. As our world changes, we are challenged to change with it,” said Julie Robinson, a program coordinator at the WGA. All writers are welcome to register; the conference is open to both members and non-members.

 


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