The Writers’ Guild of Alberta revealed the winners of the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards in Edmonton on May 23. More than 125 attended the Gala, part of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 2015 Edmonton Conference Words in 3 Dimensions: Intersections.
Congratulations to Cheryl Foggo of Calgary whose play John Ware Reimagined won the 2015 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (Sponsored by Alberta Views). Congratulations to Cheryl and the other nominees: Conni Massing of Edmonton for The Invention of Romance and David van Belle of Calgary for Liberation Days.
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 150 submissions to select 24 finalists in eight categories.
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is the largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada and was formed in 1980 to provide a meeting ground and collective voice for the writers of the province. Its mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage, and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.