The Writers’ Guild of Alberta has announced the recipients from the provincial literary community of The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, with the medals awarded on December 7th in Edmonton and Calgary.

I am honoured to be one of the recipients of this prestigious award.


Derek Beaulieu not only constitutes one of the most innovative of all authors in Canada, but he has committed himself to service on behalf of others, providing leadership in the arts throughout his career and promoting the poetic merits of Canada to audiences around the world.