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Writers Unplugged

May 25, 2016 | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)

Back for another great season, the AWCS Open Mic Night runs September to May. Come on down for a chance to read your work in front of an audience. Don’t want to read, that’s okay too. Just come and check it out.

Here’s how it works:
Come prepared to read about 5 minutes. Any genre, any style welcome. Put your name into the hat and 10 readers will be selected by random draw.

Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Upcoming Open Mics: June 29, 2016

Free Fall Writing Sessions

Every Friday, 10am-noon (including most holidays)

Join us for an inspiring morning of writing and sharing and laughter. Embark on the journey to creativity and practice the free fall writing method.

Free for AWCS members | Non-members: $5

Write Nite!

Grab a glass of wine (or other beverage), a pen and paper and join us one Friday night per month.

Once each month, spend two hours with kindred spirits, a glass of wine, a pen and paper. There will be nightly themes and you will be given prompts to focus your writing but disregard them if you choose and create something unique. Release your inhibitions, step out of your comfort zone, put a few words together, create evocative images and astonishing characters. Write something new or hone a current project with support.

Guidance is available but this is not a course; there will be no lessons. Only prompts focused on the theme. The purpose is to help you loosen your shackles a little to unleash you inner awesome author. Write, drink, nibble, share, laugh, play and have some fun creating.

All snacks and beverages provided. You only need to bring pen and paper. Everyone welcome!

Next Sessions:

May 27, 2016 Theme: Inanimates | June 17, 2016 Theme: True Story

Registration is required. Please visit the courses page to register.

Blue Pencil Cafe

June 18, 2016 | 11am-3pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)

Writers! Join AWCS at Owl’s Nest Books on June 18 to have some of your work reviewed by an experienced writer. What’s better than being surrounded by books, with other writers, getting positive feedback? 

Book a blue pencil session or drop in and take your chances. Booked sessions will be given priority.

You get 20 minutes. Bring 2 pages of writing, double-spaced for prose, single-spaced for poetry. The reviewer will read the work on the spot and give you first impression feedback. Ask questions. Gain some focus on your work.

Reviewers will be announced shortly.

AWCS Members: FREE | Non-members: $5 (payable at the door, cash only)

Schedule a session by emailing the AWCS office at info@alexandrawriters.org 


Annual General Meeting (AGM)

September, 2016 (date and time TBD)