WGA/AWCS Virtual Conference
May 28-30, 2021
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT WRITERS GUILD OF ALBERTA
The Writers Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writers Centre Society have been working hard and are pleased to announce that conference registration will open soon. Highlights of this year’s conference include:
- Pulitzer Prize winning author, Anthony Doerr
- Canadian legend, Eden Robinson
- 2020 Giller Winner, Souvankham Thammavongsa
- Canada Reads Contender, Joshua Whitehead
Now into 2021, we look forward to the time when we can meet again in person and share in the creative community that together we have worked so hard to build. .
Even as restrictions begin to loosen around the province, the health and safety of our members continues to be our main priority. cSpace King Edward remains closed to the public and so, AWCS REMAINS CLOSED.
Our staff are still working around the clock for you and can be reached by email to answer all of your questions. Please reach out with your questions and concerns.
All our classes and programs will remain online until further notice. Visit the Courses and Workshops page for current offerings.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
2022 Writer in Residence
Could you be our next Writer in Residence? We are now accepting applications for 2022. Send us your application and find out.
Deadline July 31, 2021
2021/22 Author Development Program
Call for Story Coaches
AWCS is currently accepting applications for Story Coaches for the next Author Development Program which will run from October 2021-April 2022. Learn more about the Author Development Program below.
Deadline June 30, 2021
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!
In our classroom! Grades 5-12 – Come on an adventure solving puzzles, finding traps, battling monsters, and getting treasure with this super popular storytelling game....
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In our classroom! Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club (RIO) is the place to be if you love writing. Explore all styles of writing including podcasting, film,...
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