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January 2019

January 2019 Meeting

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Mel Vee: Author readings and Performance Mel will talk about performance and how performance and spoken word can enhance author readings/reading our own work. She will also perform a few pieces herself!

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February 2019

February 2019 Meeting

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Tarot And Your Writing: Archetypes, Plots, Writing Prompts, and Other Ideas Presented by Janine Morigeau Want a different take on your characters, your story, and your writing? Come hear our February speaker, Janine Morigeau, tell us about using tarot to expand our perspectives. Janine is a gifted Tarot Reader, psychic counselor, artist and intuitive healer. Since 1991 she has been reading Tarot professionally and teaching related classes and workshops in Calgary, Alberta. Janine has built a following of Tarot enthusiasts…

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March 2019

March 2019 Meeting

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Emily Varga on Instagram for authors -- more details to follow

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April 2019

April 2019 Meeting

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Victoria Chatham is a best-selling author with more than twenty years of experience both teaching and writing. Her Character Building Bootcamp is a back to basics in-depth and fun workshop to help you create solid, believable characters in ways you may not have thought of. Audience participation is a requirement whether you are a writer or a reader!

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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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June 2019

MEMBERS ONLY – 2019 AGM

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Members only, join us for our annual general meeting at 10am. Then, after lunch, we have Rayanne Haines! Adding Poetry to Prose - Rayanne Haines When we sink in to writing our stories—the plot, the characterization, all the decisions we make to create a cohesive and entertaining book—we sometimes forget about the flourishes, the little touches that could make our writing move beyond the ordinary and into the remarkable. We can introduce new words, certainly, but we can also add…

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July 2019

July 2019 Meeting

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Pitch it to me! As our summer attendance tends to be a little lower, this will be an informal meeting. Come prepared to work on your pitches and blurbs! And lug a mug! We'll have coffee and tea supplies, as usual.

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August 2019

August 2019 Meeting

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Writing prompts and conference de-brief As our summer attendance is usually lower, this will be an informal meeting. Anyone who attended RWA Nationals or WWC is welcome to share what they experienced. And we'll offer some writing prompts, so come prepared to write!

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September 2019

September 2019 Meeting

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Meet & Greet A big CaRWA welcome to those who found us at WWC, or however you got here! If you haven't attended a CaRWA meeting, or haven't been in a long time, tonight's for you. Come and discover what we're all about.

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2019 Edmonton Meeting

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strathcona Community League, 10139 87 Ave NW,
Edmonton,, AB T6E 2P3 Canada
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It’s time for CaRWA North Again! The Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America, one of only five Canadian RWA chapters, has members in British Columbia, all the prairie provinces, Ontario, and Japan!! But our largest non-Calgary contingent is, of course, in or near our sister city of Edmonton. And while we do a lot of work to make our monthly Calgary meetings accessible to our out-of-town members—we record all of our workshops, for example, so members can view…

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