Youth Membership (under 18)




Date: 20190523


Welcome to the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society (AWCS)
Youth Programs

We foster creativity, community, and leadership in an accepting environment while aiming to help youth to realize their artistic potential by coming together with like-minded individuals, learning from each other and talented mentors, and supporting one another through the craft of writing. We hope our members will enjoy the variety of services we provide and have fun playing with words.

Our address is: cSpace King Edward, 460, 1721, 29th Ave SW

The facility is completely wheelchair accessible. Use the North entrance and take the elevator to the fourth floor. We are located directly across from the elevator.

Our phone number is: 403.264.4730

Our e-mail addresses are: General Inquiries:
Youth Program Director, Kim Firmston:

Our websites are: (AWCS Youth program website)

Membership Benefits

Your youth membership gives you a discount to our programs and events including:

 A discount all our programming (Classes, Workshops, Camps, Clubs, and more!)
 The opportunity to contribute to our seasonal Electronic Magazine (RIO E-Zine)
 Weekly Announcements and Event/Course reminders
 A voice in our programming through the Youth Council
 Volunteer and Leadership opportunities
 Member Events
 A discount on our Manuscript Review Service
 One FREE Writer in Residence Consultation (upon booking)
 AND one Frozen Frog Wand (virtual) which gives you the ability to bring a friend to any of our clubs, classes, or member events without a drop in fee three times before it thaws and hops away (not applicable to workshops or camps).

Full details of our schedule can be found on the Reality Is Optional website. We are always adding new programs and events!

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities
YOUTH: Every once in a while we take on projects where we require volunteer representatives of our program or actors/media/writers/etc. Answering the call not only gives you a great opportunity to bolster your resume with some pretty sweet credentials but it also is loads of fun. In addition, our youth members are encouraged to take on leadership roles in the form of class mentors. If you are an expert in something writing related, let your club or class leader know and they can help you make that leap to volunteer instructor.

PARENTS: Donations of time (when we put out the call for adult volunteers), supplies, equipment, and money (either from you or your company) are all greatly appreciated. All help is acknowledged at our year-end celebration, and donations are posted on our Reality Is Optional website.

Thank You!
We look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to say hi, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Kim Firmston
AWCS Youth Program Director