Start your story. Hone your craft.

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

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Anthony Doerr

Two great events with Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the Light We Cannot See

May 28 & 29, 2021

Become A Member

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.

Re/Orientation 2021

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:

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

Only one spot left! Starts in June! ...

 

Announcing Our 2021 Writer in Residence

Alison Clarke is a #1 bestselling author on Amazon, a poet, and a fantasy author who has a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. She is also a creative writing and visual arts instructor and experiences life as a spoken word artist, performing at festivals in Edmonton, like Black Arts Matter.

The program runs from March to May 2021 with manuscript consultations, workshops, events and more. 

Own Voices Alberta 2021

Own Voices Alberta is a program for writers within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, who live in Alberta and are at the beginning of their literary journey. The program runs for four months and is fully subsidized, making it cost-free for successful applicants.

Program period: March – July 2021

Application deadline: February 26, 2021 – 11:59 MST

 

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!

Summer Online Dungeons and Dragons

Summer Online Dungeons and Dragons – grades 5-12 Come and adventure this summer solving puzzles, finding traps, battling monsters, and getting treasure with this super...

Midnight Academy

Midnight Academy – (For youth entering grades 8-12 – Online) Do you dream of running down long corridors, candlestick in hand, nightclothes trailing behind you? Of...

Mystery Writers’ Club

Mystery Writers’ Club– Grades 4-7 – Online Have you ever wanted to write your own ‘whodunnit’? Or become a detective? Now is your chance in the Mystery Writer’s Club....

Start Your Story!

Should You Consider Your Audience as You Write?

Some time ago, there was a post in Twitter’s writing community that expressed a common idea: whom are you writing for? This is the question, isn’t it? It is a question that...

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...