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February 2018

February 2018 – Character Traits – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Join Us for Our Valentine's Month Meeting! About the Presenter   Maria Tsoukalas is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Having completed her graduate degree in New York, Maria has experience counselling individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in the areas of: crisis counselling, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, long-term therapy, as well as group workshops on stress management and coping with anxiety. Maria has worked in a criminal…

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March 2018

March 2018 – Charles Prepolec: the Basics of Mystery Writing

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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Have you ever wanted to write romantic suspense? Or even wanted to hop genres and write mystery? Join us for a great evening with Charles Prepolec. About the Presenter Charles V. Prepolec was born in 1966 and is a native of Calgary, AB, Canada. He is a freelance writer, editor and reviewer. His articles, interviews, artwork and reviews have appeared in Scarlet Street, Sherlock, All-Hallows, and Canadian Holmes as well as fanzines Peladon Press and Into the Vortex. He has…

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March 2018 – Charles Prepolec: the Basics of Mystery Writing

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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April 2018

April 2018 Meeting

April 17 @ 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 Presentation Postponed Due to a Death in the Family Our condolences to Mel Vee and her family We're having a casual 'round table' meeting instead. Join us!   Performance is something that is hard for some authors. Yet we want to get the word out about our work. CaRWA welcomes a consummate performer of the written word, Mel Vee.  She's going to help us with our own performances. Mel Vee mesmerizes, captivates and incites with her spoken word.…

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May 2018

2018 Spring Workshop with Kristan Higgins

May 5 @ 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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June 2018

CaRWA AGM – Newsletters 101 with NYT Bestseller Jean Oram

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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AGM Schedule   10:00 Meet and Mingle 10:30 AGM starts Call to Order and Welcome Approve Minutes from 2017 AGM Accept Annual Report presented by the President New Business Adjourn Accountability 11:30 Lunch - Potluck 12:30 Newsletters 101 with Jean Oram (bio below) Guest Speaker - Jean Oram Everything you want to know about Newsletters and more! Jean told us she could talk for hours on newsletters. CaRWA is very fortunate to have Jean as a member as she is…

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July 2018

July Meeting – Pitch it to Me!

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 0Y4 Canada
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It's summertime, and a lot of CaRWA will be at Nationals. For those of us who aren't, we're going to have a pitching session. Come on, it'll be fun!

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September 2018

September 2018 Meeting – Edmonton!

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Strathcona Community League, 10139 87 Ave NW,
Edmonton,, AB T6E 2P3 Canada
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CaRWA's hosting another special meeting in Edmonton! Come join us. Pack a lunch! If you're a romance writer in the Edmonton area, come check us out. We'll have a couple of short presentations, writing exercises, and discussions about craft and industry. Members from all over the province will be there. CaRWA will provide coffee/tea and fixings. Bring a brown bag lunch, and don't forget to lug a mug!    

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October 2018

2018 Fall Workshop

October 20 @ 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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November 2018

MEMBERS ONLY – Holiday Party and Elections

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Danish Canadian Club, 727 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E3 Canada
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Join us on November 24 for our last event in 2018: our Holiday Party and Elections. We'll meet for lunch at the Danish Canadian Club from 11 am - 4 pm. We'll do an end-of-year roundtable status update, set our personal 2019 goals, hold our annual elections, and swap Secret Santa gifts. More details, especially about the elections, will be available soon!

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