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January 2015

Joint Workshop with ARWA

January 10, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Mark’s Lodge, 2612 14A Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 3X7 Canada
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$10

​The Alberta Romance Writers' Association has invited CaRWA members to join them for a workshop on The Virgin's Promise - The Heroine's Journey, presented by ARWA member, Diana Scott. Where: St. Marks. When: 10:30 - 2:30. Cost: Free to ARWA members; $10 for CARWA members. Pay at Door. Movies to watch in preparation: 'Rocky' and 'Ever After'.

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May 2015

Spring 2015 Workshop

May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Valley Ridge Golf Club, 11618 Valley Ridge Park NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 5L4 Canada
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$120.00

DON'T MISS OUT — REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 24! Join us to experience Debra Dixon's book-in-a-day workshop, which communicates three important elements of popular fiction: goal, motivation, and conflict. The workshop provides the tools a writer requires to craft a story, complete with a road map to help realize the end goal. Discover why your scenes are not working. Find out how to add dimension to your characters and direction to your plot. Permit goal, motivation and conflict to craft your novel…

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April 2016

Spring 2016 Workshop: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Valley Ridge Golf Club, 11618 Valley Ridge Park NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 5L4 Canada
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$119

CaRWA is proud to present Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi! Register now for early bird pricing http://www.calgaryrwa.com/2016-spring-workshop-non-members/

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April 2017

Spring 2017 Workshop featuring Eve Silver

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delta South Calgary, 135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5 Canada
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Get Advice from an Industry Pro Socialize with other Writers Meet New People Have Fun Great Food Oh, and Learn Lots, too :) REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED About Eve Silver National bestselling author Eve Silver writes for both adults and teens. She has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Eve‘s work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award (2015), was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and…

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June 2017

June 2017 AGM (Members Only!)

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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FREE

Schedule and Information 10 am Arrive and Mingle 10:30 am AGM starts 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch - potluck 12:30 pm Presentation: Paving the Path from Publishing to Production Do you have the next True Blood or Sex in the City, The Notebook or Harry Potter?  Some of the greatest movies and TV shows wouldn’t exist without the books they were based on.  Many production companies are looking for already established IPs to adapt into film or a TV…

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October 2017

October 2017 – Edmonton Meeting!

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strathcona Community League, 10139 87 Ave NW,
Edmonton,, AB T6E 2P3 Canada
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We are having a mini-workshop in Edmonton! So exciting! The meeting is from 12-4 (we have the room till 5) and there will be snacks, socializing, a writing exercise, a round table and a short presentation. Please RSVP to events@calgaryrwa.com if you haven't already done so. We'd like to get an approximate head count for the snacks!

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November 2017

2017 Fall Workshop

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delta South Calgary, 135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5 Canada
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$135.00

Marie Force and Joanna MacKenzie! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED November 4 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Delta Calgary South We're excited to showcase two presenters: best-selling author Marie Force, and Joanna MacKenzie from the Nelson Literary Agency. We'll have two sessions from Marie in the morning, while Joanna takes pitches. After lunch, Joanna will also present a session. And we'll follow that with a moderated Q&A panel with both of them. (Here's your chance: submit a question…

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May 2018

2018 Spring Workshop with Kristan Higgins

May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delta South Calgary, 135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5 Canada
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$135.00

REGISTRATION CLOSED Join Us on May 5, 2018 What will you learn? Secondary Characters, Secondary Plotlines How To: Humour Kristan will go over attendees 1 page submissions and critique humour Character Development and Mistakes Schedule: 9:00 - 9:30 Doors open for registration 9:30 - 10:45 Session 1: Secondary Characters, Secondary Plotlines 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 12:15 Session 2: Writing Humour 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch 1:15 - 2:30 Session 3: Character Development and Mistakes (interactive) 2:30 - 2:45 Break…

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October 2018

2018 Fall Workshop

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Come join CaRWA for our Fall Workshop featuring Sarah Johnson from Owl's Nest Books in Calgary! Date: Oct 20 Registration closes Oct 13. No refunds, but your registration can be transferred to someone else. If you need to transfer, please contact treasurer@calgaryrwa.com. Location: Highland Park Community Association Time: 10 am - 4 pm Cost: $55 for non-members Speaker: Sarah Johnson Sarah L. Johnson lives in Calgary where she runs ultra marathons, does daily battle with curly hair, and masters the…

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May 2019

2019 Spring Workshop: Damon Suede

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Delta South Calgary, 135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 5X5 Canada
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$150

Join us on May 4th, 2019 for a full day with author Damon Suede! Damon will be speaking on: Character: Give your story a cast that dazzles. Fresh characterization and story planning techniques that go beyond trivia, backstory, and stereotypes and lay the foundations for unforgettable fiction. Archetypes, tropes, and functions of genre characters; casting your story with dynamic personalities that tell their own stories. Character as the simplest way to plot your story, amp your voice, and identify your hook.…

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