Readings, writings & more
Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club (RIO)
Need a place that understands you? Join RIO, a youth led, adult mentored creative writing club with guest speakers, writing game and more. Come out and play with your words — all you need is a notebook and pen.
Meetings are held the second and last Monday of every month from September to June, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at the AWCS. Ages 17 and under.
Learn more at www.realityisoptional.weebly.com.
Family Matters: Karen Connelly in conversation with Cathy Ostlere
Why are we driven to write about our family history? Do such writings really help the writer and the reader to understand the complex dynamics at work in every family? Is it wrong, is it too dangerous, or is it absolutely necessary to explore private secrets in memoirs destined for the public eye? Join writers Cathy Ostlere (author of the family and escape-from-family memoir Lost) and Karen Connelly (author of the new memoir-in-poetry Come Cold River) for a candid conversation about how and why family memoirs are such a powerful and difficult form.
November 16, 2013 | 2-4pm | Rose Room, Main Level of the Alexandra Centre, 922, 9th Ave SE, Calgary
AWCS Members: FREE | Non-members: $5
Open Mics at Owl’s Nest Books
Join AWCS the last Wednesday of the month – September to April – in the coziness of Owl’s Nest Books, for some fun and entertainment with our new monthly open mic events. Support and encourage fellow writers. Read from works in progress or newly published works. Become a face in local literary circles. EVERYONE WELCOME!
Next Open Mic: October 30 (Come dressed in your Hallowe’en best) | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW, Britannia Shopping Centre)
Upcoming Open Mics: November 27 | January 29 | February 26 | March 26 | April 30
Winter Soiree & Fall Student Reading
November 28, 2013 | 7pm | Alexandra Centre Dance Hall (922, 9th Ave SE)
Join us on November 28 for some holiday cheer. Celebrate the upcoming holiday season, mingle with other writers, enjoy readings from our fall semester students.
Lots of fun to be had by all.