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.

NEW The Poetry Café – Begins May 28, 2017

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

Imagine a place where poets gather regularly to read inspiring books, write new work, share poems, and encourage one another. Every Sunday, experience the camaraderie, imagination, and optimism of Surrealist Paris in 1919, Dorothy Parker’s Algonquin Round Table, or the Beat Poets’ Caffe Trieste right here in Calgary at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre! Grab a coffee or tea, some fresh baking, and get comfortable beginning with a half hour of dedicated reading time and a selection of great books to explore. Then, different poetry prompts are provided each week so you can write new work without the intrusion of your cell phone, your partner, your kids, or that unfortunate pile of laundry moaning in the corner. The last half-hour of our session is for sharing new poems with fellow poets. Anticipate occasional surprises and special guests too! Poetry Cafe is your oasis and your community, a place to ensure that no matter what life has in store, poetry is part of your life each and every week.   
 
Registration recommended but drop ins welcome. Visit courses page to register. Listing under Poetry Café.