Summer and Fall Programming 2013

All sessions are for members only and are held At St Mark’s Lodge. Saturday, July 13th. No meeting. Out Stampeding – Come Hell and High Water! Thursday, July 25th. When Words Collide Work Party Saturday, August 10th. No meeting. See you all at When Words Collide! Thursday, August 22nd. When Words Collide debriefing and end…

New Board

At last night’s AGM, the membership elected a new board. President: Diana Scott Vice-President: Mahrie Glab Secretary: Deb Smith Treasurer: Bernadine Visotto Non-elected positions: Newsletter Editor: Darlene Maynard Membership Chair: Grace Panko Directors-at-Large: Virginia Janes Randi-Lee Ryder Victoria Smith There will be some more appointments in the upcoming days, so please watch-this-space.

AGM – Thursday

Because of the current state of emergency in Calgary, the board will make a final decision whether or not to hold our AGM (scheduled for this Thursday) on Wednesday evening. Please check your e-mail on Wednesday evening for confirmation. Hope everyone is safe, well and dry. If any members need assistance, please contact Diana on…

ARWA Retreat – Day 3

Last day of what has been a great retreat. Here’s a recap from Lori. Being a writer is sometimes like being a sailor in charge of your own craft. It’s exciting, dangerous and exactly what you want to do. But sometimes there’s that great big ocean and no one to talk to about your exciting,…

Debating Damsels

ARWA Retreat – Day 2 by Victoria Smith From Didsbury to Edmonton to Lethbridge and flooded Calgary, ten ARWA members managed to meet this afternoon thanks to modern technology. Skype, we thank you. There was definitely heated debate and discussion. We looked at the relationship between music and writing. How does music inspire a scene…

ARWA Retreat

Despite the flooding here in Calgary, nine of us managed to get together for the first day or our retreat – five in person and four later on in the evening via Skype. Our discussion brought up a few interesting topics. 1) Should we dumb down our writing – especially vocabulary – for our readers?…

The Great Alberta Flood

The City of Calgary has ordered the evacuation of certain neighbourhoods. As of Friday 10.30am, my house (Diana) is safe and dry. If you need somewhere to stay to sit this out, please contact me. Everyone stay safe.

New Release!

Congratulations, Lorraine, on the release of your first book, Devin’s Second Chance. May this be the first of many!

Saturday Workshop

Saturday, June 8th. St Marks. 10am-3pm. A reminder for our upcoming Saturday workshop on Writing the Short Story. We’ll be discussing what we learned from Elona Malterre’s presentation last month and then putting theory into practice, so bring along your laptop. Looking forward to seeing you there!