Photo Gallery

Meet some of the CaRWA members and guests. We hope to see you at one of our workshops or meetings soon!

2019 Christmas Party

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, CARWA held the annual Christmas Party. Once again, we were in the boardroom at the Danish Canadian Club.

2019 Fall Workshop with Detective David Sweet, Agent Naomi Davis and Author Tracy Cooper-Posey

CARWA’s Fall (in love with writing) Workshop was held on October 19, 2019, at our usual meeting place, Highland Park Community Centre. We had three presenters and a catered lunch.

2019 Spring Workshop with Damon Suede

Our Spring Craft Workshop was held at the Delta South on May 4, 2019. Damon Suede, our guest speaker, presented 3 topics – Character, Dialogue and Pitching – and he wowed us with his enthusiasm.

2018 Christmas Party

On Saturday, November 24, 2018, CARWA held the annual Christmas Party – our time for elections, goal setting and Christmas celebrations. This is the first time we’ve had the party at the Danish Canadian Club and we were in the Boardroom.

2018 Fall Industry Workshop with Sarah Johnson and Jim Jackson

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, CARWA held the Fall Industry Workshop at our usual meeting place, Highland Park Community Centre. Our presenters were Sarah Johnson and Jim Jackson.

2018 Spring Workshop with Kristan Higgins

On May 5, 2018, CARWA’s Spring Workshop featured bestselling author Kristan Higgins. Kristan presented three sessions: Secondary Characters and Secondary Plotlines; Writing Humour; and Character Development and Mistakes. The event was held in the lovely Kananaskis Room at the Delta South Calgary.

2017 Christmas Party

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Past President Shelley Kassian hosted CARWA’s annual Christmas Party. At this event, we also held elections and did Goal Setting for 2018.

2017 Fall Industry Workshop with Marie Force and Joanna MacKenzie

On November 4, 2017, CARWA’s Fall Workshop featured bestselling author Marie Force and agent Joanna MacKenzie from the Nelson Literary Agency. The event was held at Calgary’s Delta South and we enjoyed our day in the spacious Kananaskis Room.


Twenty-one writers met in the lounge at the Strathcona Community Centre in Edmonton from noon until about 4:30 pm. They came from near and far: 7 from Edmonton, 7 from Calgary, and 1 each from Sherwood Park, Claresholm, Bawlf, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake . . . and Keewatin, Ontario.

Fourth Annual Sylvan Lake Retreat

Once again, CARWA Author M. K. Stelmack (Moira) organized our retreat in Sylvan Lake. Thirteen current or prospective members met at the Sylvan Lake Library from ten until four-thirty on Saturday, August 19, 2017.