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, 2018

Our Tent Peg meetings all 2:30-5pm. Cost $5 includes tea and cookies.

Tent Peg Reading: An interactive series which provides young writers an opportunity to develop their writing voice and community through the dynamic mentorship of relevant Canadian writers. Each session in this series will be designed to expose, excite and explore writing through dynamic Canadian writing and writers.
  • September 9 - Workshop
  • October 21 - Workshop--with a real life editor. Why do we have to edit? Why is our first draft not good enough?
  • November 18 - Workshop
  • December 9 - Reading
  • 2019 Dates TBA
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!