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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.


This has been a challenging time for everyone and we want you to know that our thoughts are with you during this upcoming holiday season and beyond.

With the new restrictions set by the Government of Alberta, AWCS is now closed until the New Year. Our staff are still working around the clock for you and can be reached by email to answer all of your questions.

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.

Learn to write a play with @martychanwriter starting in February!
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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!

ABLit Book Club

Welcome to the ABLit Book Club registration page! Registration will allow you access to all of the book club meetings for 2020/21. Please support your local book seller when...

Youth Merch

All our products are priced to include GST and Shipping. Membership pays! AWCS Members get 10% off of purchases. Just use the code: MEMBERSHOP at checkout. *published books...

Start Your Story!

2021: The Year of Poetry

Perhaps fittingly, the poem that started me down the path of loving poetry was Pablo Neruda’s “Poetry”. Or maybe I have led myself to believe this; to retroact my life into...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Dear Reader, Start Your Story Here will be back in January, with a new (more practical) focus. In the meantime, I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. I know (as I...

In Defence of the Short Story

As we are about halfway through a month dedicated to writing novels, I thought this would be a fine time to talk about short stories. My inability to chase trends aside,...