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!
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!
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....
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...
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,...
Start Your Story!
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