Saturday Workshop – January 14, 2017


January 14th, 2017 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Writing Immersive Fiction

Ever wondered why some books are more successful than others? It has nothing to do with the quality of writing, or whether you have a high concept story or not. No, it simply depends on how immersive your story is on every page.

But what makes a story immersive?

There are elements of writing that pull readers inside the world of your story and keep them engrossed until the end, no matter the genre. And there are other elements that rudely push them out. Come learn the building blocks of immersive fiction, constructing your fictive dream brick by brick, using tools such as the Motivation-Reaction Unit, the use of all senses, and more.

Presented by SWATI CHAVDA


Merry Christmas from the ARWA


Our website has been updated

See a small library of books by our authors. Links are yet to be added, but if you see a book you like, go to our author page and click on their website.

Our Spring 2017 Programming is now on this site. Go to Workshops and Meetings to see what exciting topics we will be covering this year.

ARWA celebrates 30 years in 2017. We are planning a big party on May 13. There is also a short story writing contest for ARWA members. Deadline for submissions is February 28.

And don’t forget, submissions for Treasures Along the Fenceline for 2017 are also due February 28.

It’s going to be an exciting year. Stay tuned here for news of new book releases, the When Words Collide Conference, and other writing news around Alberta.

May the year 2017 be your best yet. And whatever you do, DON’T STOP WRITING!!!

Book Launch at Gravity Pope – ARWA writer M. Jane Colette’s new novel “Tell Me”


So… we’re having this KILLER PARTY

You are invited to Calgary’s steamiest book launch party, to celebrate the
Canadian print release of *Tell Me*—a beyond-steamy erotic romance set in
Calgary, published by HarperCollins UK.
Tuesday, December 6th
7 to 9 p.m.
1126 17 Ave SW, Calgary

There will be discounts on fab shoes and other merchandise if you buy
a book. Because Christmas is a-coming and Gravity Pope is an AWESOME event
host/sponsor. And there really will be burlesque dancers, tarot card readings and
luscious desserts. It’s that kind of book, so it’s that kind of party.

For more details about the event, check out its FB Event Page at Tell Me:
Calgary’s Steamiest Book Launch
<> or go to

About the book:

“The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the texting generation.”
“*Tell Me *really pushes at the boundaries of erotica.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Sexy and messy and full of competing desires and passions. Just like life. Just like the best relationships.”
“The Thinking Woman’s Erotica”
*RSVP to <>*