Prose writer or poet, doesn’t matter. Join us every Sunday for casual group discussion and camaraderie between fellow writers. Come for one or come for both.

The Writer’s Circle

10:30-12:30pm | AWCS Members: $10 per session | Non-members: $20 per session

Every Sunday morning from 10:30-12:30pm, join us for facilitated discussions on various topics related to the writing life. From the creative process to submissions and rejections, each meeting is something different and inspired by you.

Some of the past topics have included: the creative process, voice, publishing, writing LGBQT+ characters and so much more.

Check back regularly as we are always adding new topics for discussion. If you have a topic suggestion, please let us know.

Registration recommended but drop ins welcome. Visit courses page to register. Listing under Writer’s Circle.

The Poetry Café 

12:30-2:30pm | AWCS Members: $10 per session | Non-members: $20 per session

Poetry Cafe combines poetry prompts or exercises to generate poems with workshopping and discussion. It’s great for both emerging and established poets, and it’s open to poets of all ages. Let’s have some fun and write together! Join us to write with prompts from 12:30-1:45 and workshopping from 1:45-2:30.

Note: Our regular Poetry Cafe instructor Laurie Anne Fuhr has to take a medical leave. (No doubt she’ll be trying to write poetry in her hospital bed!). In her stead, she asked three fantastic local poets to fill in for three weeks — November 19, November 26, and December 3rd.

These will be Mount Royal professor and recent Governor General’s Award Winner for his book On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood, Richard Harrison (November 19th); Single Onion Poetry Society president and author of several poetry books including Moving Dust, Kirk Miles (November 26th); and Kirk Ramdath, author of Love in a Handful of Dust, and publisher and editor of several print and online publications including WAX Magazine (December 3rd).

Last Sessions of 2017 will be December 3rd. Hope to see you in the New Year!

Registration recommended but drop ins welcome. Visit courses page to register. Listing under Poetry Café.