Applications for Story Makers Now Open

Deadline: September 3, 2021

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.

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.

We Are Ready to Welcome You Back!

We are super excited to announce that effective July 5, 2021, the AWCS will be reopening to the public with office hours of Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Masking is not required since the City of Calgary lifted the mask bylaws, however it’s still recommended if you can’t main physical distance.

All safety measures are still in place. If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. 

In the fall of the 2021 we in person classes will resume while also keeping a regular stream of online classes. Please check out our courses and workshops for more information.

Can’t wait to see you!


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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

Story Maker applications are now open.

Deadline September 3, 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!

Dungeons & Dragons Club (In-Person)

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....

Dungeons & Dragons ONLINE

Grades 7-12 – Come on an adventure online solving puzzles, finding traps, battling monsters, and getting treasure with this super popular storytelling game. Whether you know...

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...