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Whether you’re a brand new writer or have been writing for years, we have courses and workshops to meet your needs.

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The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society is an exceptional place to meet and connect with other writers.

The AWCS Gift Shop

Whether you’re buying for yourself or that special writer in your life, we have just the thing for you.

We Are Ready to Welcome You Back!

Effective September 23, 2021, AWCS will be adhering to the City of Calgary Bylaw 65M2021 requiring proof of vaccination, a negative Covid test or medical exemption.

Masking is required in all public areas of cSpace.

Additional safety measures will remain in place.

Welcome to our Virtual Holiday Potluck, we’ve been waiting for you. Pull up a seat and whet your taste buds. You’re in for a dining experience like no other.

We asked the writing community to help us create the perfect menu. A little something for everyone.

We asked for actual meal recipes with a writerly flare, grandma’s secret ingredient, cocktails with a twist, a recipe for disaster, a recipe for how to be a good human, a recipe to bury a body. We encouraged them to be creative. Be festive. Have fun. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us think.

Now it’s your turn, dinner guests. Sample the offerings laid out before you. Vote for your favourite by leaving a tip. The top 3 recipes with the most tips will receive prizes.

All proceeds go to support AWCS general operations.

We hope you enjoy what’s been cooked up. Can’t sample all the recipes in one sitting? No problem. It’s a week long dinner party.

Can’t decide on a recipe because they’re all so good? Salt & Pepper it and we’ll sprinkle the tips evenly across all recipes.

View link in bio and support AWCS this Giving Tuesday.

Virtual Holiday Potluck Fundraiser








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The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society

The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society aims to bring writers together. We provide a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment where writers of all ages and abilities feel safe learning the craft and sharing the difficulties of the writing experience. The AWCS supports developing writers through a variety of offerings

Courses & Workshops!

Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar 2022

It’s a BOOK, not a wall calendar. Approximately 80 pages of detailed information on Canadian writing contests, awards and prizes, organized month by month according to...

Recipe for Self-Care by Shane Kroetsch

Leave a tip for this recipe. A Little Pat of Butter – $5 (1 TIP) An Extra Helping of Veggies – $25 (6 TIPS) Extra Gravy, Please – $50 (12 TIPS) Dessert...

Start Your Story!

Tell Your (Writing) Story

A Call to Action Since the inception of this blog, I have had many ideas for how I wanted it to be used. This is why posts float between writing advice, state of the...