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A Literary Open Mic Night

September 30, 2015 | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)

Back for another great season, the AWCS Open Mic Night kicks off September 30, 2015. 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.

The open mic happens the last Wednesday of everything from September to April (with the exception of December)

Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Upcoming Open Mics: October 28 & November 25, 2015

How to Craft and Master the Platform That Fits Your Needs

October 29, 2015 | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)
AWCS Members: FREE | Non-members: $5 (cash at door)

Whether your objective is world domination or to sell a few books, you need to connect with your audience. However, the scale of that platform will depend upon what you want to do and how much time and effort you are prepared to put into it. In this discussion, you’ll explore your values and strengths to find the signature platform that you can rock – on and offline.

Lyn Cadence has worked in the book publishing industry for over twenty years – in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Since 2008 she has her own business in Calgary promoting publishers, authors and other leaders who are making a difference.

Publish, or publish: How to get your story out into the world

November 17, 2015 | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)
AWCS Members: FREE | Non-members: $5 (cash at door)

Axel Howerton, publisher, editor and Arthur Ellis Award-nominated author, explains the various paths and pitfalls to traditional, self, and hybrid publishing – including how to utilize platforms like Amazon and Kobo; how to get your book in print; and the advantages of both sides of the Traditional vs. Self-Publishing coin.

Fall End of Term Student Reading

November 20, 2015 | 7pm | Owl’s Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW)

AWCS Members: Free | Non-members: $5 (cash at the door)

An evening of readings showcasing the work of our students. They have all been working hard this term and now it’s time to celebrate, let loose and share their accomplishments. You don’t want to miss it.