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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Building a Thriving Writers’ Community: Past, Present, and Future

Intercultural Writing & literature
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Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch

Edmonton, AB



Offered in English.


For productive & creative writing with fun, for bridging Chinese culture & Canadian culture, you are warmly invited to:

Multicultural Writing Forum Series: Building a Thriving Writers’ Community: Past, Present, and Future

& 10th Anniversary Celebration of ECWC

Co-hosted by Edmonton Chinese Writing Club (ECWC), Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA), and Canada-China Friendship Society of Edmonton (CCFSE)

How do writers – immigrant writers in particular – seek support from writers’ organizations to develop their writing career? How do the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Edmonton Chinese Writing Club help writers grow and remain productive? Come and join us in conversing with our four well-known writers and administrators of the writers’ organizations in Alberta. Bring your own stories to share and your publications to the event for display, sale, and signing.

Features: Panel Discussion; Book Displays & Signing; Music and refreshments

Names of panelists:

Dr. Yanyu Zhou (President, Edmonton Chinese Writing Club)

Amy Chiu (Former President, Edmonton Chinese Writing Club)

Lisa Mulrooney (Member at Large, WGA Board of Directors)

Ashley Bilodeau (Bolo Tie Collective)

Moderator: Dr. Leilei Chen



Writers' Guild of Alberta

The Writers' Guild of Alberta (WGA) was formed in 1980 to provide a meeting ground and collective voice for all the writers of the province. The WGA helps give Alberta writers a sense of unity and community, and is the largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada. Our Vision An Alberta where past, present, and future contributions of writers are supported, acknowledged, and valued. Our Mission The Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 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.