WGA announces the finalists for the 2011 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2011 Alberta Literary Awards The Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Book Awards Gala on Saturday June 11, 2011 in conjunction with Book Publishers Association of Alberta’s (BPAA) Alberta Book Publishing Awards and Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. The celebration will take place in Calgary alongside the WGA’s “Writing the History, Inscribing the Future” 30th Anniversary Conference. The shortlist for the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature is listed below.

R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature

Sheldon Casavant (Edmonton) for Morton the Magician and his Magnificent Magic Show
(Sheldon Casavant Productions)

Victor Lethbridge (Rolling Hills) for Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy
(Tatanka Productions)

Deidre Ann Martin (Calgary) for The Elegant Cockroach
(Uppercase Publishing)

Registration for the Awards Gala and Conference begin on April 11, 2011.

For more information or to register, please call 1-800-665-5354 or visit www.writersguild.ab.ca.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, 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.