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With respect to COVID-19, the Alberta Government has announced a phased reopening strategy that could take several weeks to months.

At AWCS, our member’s and program participant’s health and safety are important to us. In that regards, AWCS will remain closed until such time as we feel we can adequately serve your creative writing and professional development goals, safely and within the mandated guidelines.

We will continue to offer online programming for the foreseeable future. See Courses and Workshops page for details.

We will continue to provide updates as needed. Feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Staff are working from home and will respond to your emails quicker than a phone call. Please email:

We are located on the 4th Floor of cSpace King Edward in Marda Loop.

460, 1721, 29th Ave SW

Calgary, AB

Unless otherwise specified, all courses, workshops and programming takes place onsite.


#ABWRITERS Write Your Way Out of Isolation

Who’s up for a challenge? July 1-August 31, 2020

Learn more.


2020/21 Author Development Program

Now accepting applications.


AWCS/WGA Joint Conference – WONDER – Reclaim Your Curiosity




2020 Fall Feature Workshop – Pulitzer Prize winner, Anthony Doerr

Join us for a workshop and in conversation with the author of the acclaimed book, All the Light We Cannot See. This will be Anthony’s first visit to Canada and something you won’t want to miss.

November 14, 2020 – Tickets On Sale Now.

Register Here.


Call for Submissions

40th Anniversary Anthology – Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Deadline June 30, 2020

More information.




Spring 2020 Courses & Workshops

Online now. Register to secure a spot. More information


Online micro-workshops for Adults and Youth

Now available. Register now. More information


Gift Certificates Available

all denominations, any time of year. Purchase Here


Online Summer Camp and fun activities coming soon!

Stay tuned for more info coming your way