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Write for Life, Creative Writing Series

The WGA is pleased to partner with the Calgary Public Library and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society to offer a series of free creative writing workshops. The series is suitable for all levels and will explore visioning as a source of inspiration, the tools needed by professional writers, and the questions a writer must ask themselves when writing a memoir.

** There are additional seats now available for the memoir workshop on May 7th. Please register through the CPL website, or ask to be waitlisted via email if you do not have a CPL membership: [email protected].

The workshop on April 30 is currently full.

Write for Life: Creative Visioning

Write for Life: Transitioning from Writer to Author

April 30, 1 – 3 pm
Presented by Steena Holmes.

Join Steena Holmes, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, as she explores transitioning from writer to author. Instead of focusing only on the next story, we need to learn how to juggle all aspects of a writing career, including marketing, promotion, and deciding how to publish. Learn how it can be done with the right tools and strategies.

In partnership with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.

Write for Life: Memoir

May 7, 1 – 3 pm
Presented by Jennifer Bowering Delisle

This workshop will provide you with a toolbox to draw from when writing from your own life. Along the way, we will tackle questions like, where is the line between “truth” and fiction? How can you both show and tell effectively? And how do you navigate the ethics of sharing stories of real people? 

Jennifer Bowering Delisle is the author of The Bosun Chair, a hybrid of family memoir and poetry, and Micrographia, a collection of lyric essays about her mother’s medically-assisted death, forthcoming in 2023. Her latest book is the poetry collection Deriving. She is also on the board of NeWest Press. She lives in Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan on Treaty 6.

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