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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Alexandra Writing Centre Society - Upcoming Events


**Winter Semester Student Reading**
**Date:** March 26, 2010
**Time:** 7:30pm
**Venue:** Rose Room (main level Alexandra Centre)
922, 9th Ave SE, Calgary

As the winter semester winds to a close, it's time celebrate the
accomplishments of our students. Come and share some laughs and maybe
even some tears. Show our emerging writers some support and

AWCS Members and Students: FREE
Non-Members/Guests: $2

**Spring Semester Instructor Reading and Registration Night**

**Date:** April 9, 2010
**Time:** 7:30pm
**Venue:** Rose Room (main level Alexandra Centre)
922, 9th Ave SE, Calgary

Haven't made a decision about which class you would like to take? The
spring semester instructors will be giving a reading to introduce
themselves and their classes. Take the opportunity to get a feel for them
ahead of time and feel free to ask questions afterward to help make your

AWCS Members/Instructors: FREE
Non-Members/Guests: $2

**Alexandra Writers Shining Stars**
**Date:** April 16, 2010
**Time:** 7:00pm
**Venue:** Alexandra Centre Dance Hall
922, 9th Ave SE, Calgary

Over the years, many writers have walked through the doors of the
Alexandra Writers Centre Society. Together with other writers, they took
classes, and honed their skills. Some left with those skills in their
back pockets and continued to write, while others remained within our
group but still continued to write. Submission after submission,
rejection after rejection, they plodded, until one day a publisher
accepted that short story or that novel, and all that hard work became
worth it.

Now AWCS wants to celebrate some of those successes. Join us for a night
of readings in both poetry and prose, celebrating some of the many
accomplishments our students and members have achieved over the years.

Everyone is invited. Maybe you’ve heard about this little group tucked
into a corner of the Alexandra Centre and wondered, “What can this place
do for me?” Or maybe you’ve never heard of us at all, but somehow you
have stumbled upon our website with the desire to have an evening out.

Whether you write as a hobby, or have dreams of seeing your name on the
front of a book or within the pages of a literary journal, this is a night
to celebrate what has been accomplished and what can be accomplished.
Leave inspired, happy, welcomed into the gentle embrace of a little corner
of Calgary’s writing world. Know that people are here to help you to
improve and hone what you already know you are good at.

So come on down and see what we’re all about.

* Readings
* Book Sales
* Refreshments
* Door Prizes

AWCS Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

RSVP recommended, but not necessary.
Just send up a quick email expressing your intent to attend.


**AWCS Spring Semester Courses**

For more information or to register please contact the office at
403.264.4730 or email:

Women's Words 2010

**DATE(S):** June 4-13, 2010
**VENUE:** Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta

_**Workshops at a Glance**_

**Weekend June 4/5/6**
**Mette Bach:** Breaking into Freelance Writing: The Art of Reviews,
Editorials, Columns
**Lynn Coady:** Revision Boot Camp
**Hiromi Goto:** Writing Fantasy for Juvenile and Young Adult Audiences
**Valerie Mason-John:** Unlocking the Muse: Meditation and Creativity

**Mornings June 7-11**
**Kate Braid:** Trans/Forming: Using Traditional Forms to Give New Shape
to Your Poems (and Prose)
**Diana M. Davidson:** Writing Motherhood Across Genres: From Conception
to Birth
**Conni Massing:** Freedom of Speech: Writing Great Dialogue for Page and
**Shirley Serviss:** Writing the Personal Essay
**Janice Williamson:** Remaking the World Through Creative Nonfiction

**Afternoons June 7-11**
**Reinekke Lengelle and Angela Wiens:** Writing Through Yoga
**Kath MacLean:** Writing Home
**Brenda Malkinson:** Self-Portrait, Collage and Text: Visualizing Your Story
**Sheri-D Wilson:** Poetry That Comes Alive: From Inner Voice to Spoken Word

**Weekend June 11/12/13**
**Marita Dachsel:** From Series into Book: The Writing and Crafting of a
Poetry Chapbook
**Louise Bernice Halfe:** Writing with Soul/Sole

More information:
780.492.3093 or 780.492.2408


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