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.

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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

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!

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...