Teen Writing Groups

We offer programs for young writers during the year. See below for more information.


The Calgary Teen Writing Group  will be running a reading series this fall, The Tent Peg Reading Series for Young Writers. 

Tent Peg Reading Series, 2017-18


The Tent Peg is an interactive series which provides young writers an opportunity to develop their writing voice and community through writing, publishing and reading their work. We meet one Sunday month a 2:30pm at Loft 112 in Calgary's East Village and alternate between a writing workshop and a public reading.
  • September 24 KICK OFF 2:30-5pm --with Marie Bryce--who will use her storytelling skills to set the stage on how to deliver a story on stage.
    Challenge: Deliver your story at the Nov. 26 public reading--as an oral story. 
  • October 29Workshop part 2, choose writers for public reading/publication
  • November 26: Public reading
  • December 3: Workshop
  • January 14: Workshop part 2
  • February 11: Public Reading
  • March 11: Workshop
  • April 15: Workshop part 2
  • May 13: Public Reading
  • June 3: Wrap up--format TBD
 See you there with pens and paper and imaginations and $5! We'll have the tea and cookies ready!
Thank you to Loft 112, Writers' Guild of Alberta, Aritha van Herk, Rob Omura and Lisa Murphy-Lamb!
Contact: Lisa Murphy-Lamb Email: [email protected]
Address: #112-535, 8 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5S9

Be a Video Poem Maker! Teen Writing and Film Project

This winter, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, in collaboration with celebrated filmmaker Shawn Tse and nationally-recognized spoken word artist Brandon Wint, will launch Be a Video Poem Maker! The program aims to help teens learn to write and speak poems, and turn those poems into captivating videos. Teens will be provided with and trained to use video recording tablets to bring their unique words to life through film. When: Thursdays, February 9 – March 9, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 pm Where: Youth Room, Castle Downs YMCA, 11510 153 Ave NW, Edmonton Cost: $35 Register online now, or contact our office at [email protected] or by phone at 780.422.8174 if you have any questions. Only 10 spots are available so register as soon as possible!