Events

Saturday, 4 March, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Alberta Skies Art Exhibit and Book Launch
cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1M7, Canada (map)
Featuring Alberta Skies course participants at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society
Art Exhibition, Book Launch, Readings, & Music by the Authors/Artists
Refreshments Served
Member/Instructor Books for sale by the authors: Axel Howerton, Carolyn Pogue, Eleanor Cowan, Irene Naested, Karen Lee, Olyn Ozbick, Rona Altrows, Sarah L. Johnson, Susan Calder, Susan Forest, Vivian Hansen

Saturday March 11, 2017, 10-3:30pm Alexandra Writers Centre Society From Sherlock to the Girl on the Train – Workshop on writing crime novels. What sub-genre suits you best? Suspense, Mystery or something else? Should it be a series or standalone book? How do you create compelling sleuths, heroes and anti-heroines; suspects and supporting characters? How do you keep readers turning the pages? Where do you go for technical information and help with revision? When your novel is ready, how do you get it published? This workshop will discuss these questions and more, with writing exercises relevant to crime fiction and any story with an aspect of mystery.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  - 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Book Launch for Ten Days in Summer at Owl’s Nest Bookstore – Britannia Shopping Plaza on Elbow Drive at 49th Avenue. 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary - RSVPs are appreciated but not required. contact@owlsnestbooks.com or (403) 287-9557

Susan will be signing copies of Ten Days of Summer:

TBA – Chapters Macleod Trail, 9631 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 5 pm, Chapters Shawnessy, 16061 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

Friday, March 31, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Chapters Chinook, Chinook Mall, 6455 Macleod Trail, Suite L1

TBA – Indigo Shepard Regional Centre #170 – 4916 – 130th Ave, SE, Calgary

Past Events:

Friday, Oct 21, noon-2:00 PM. Long Lunch Quick Reads, at Loft 112, 535-8 Avenue # 112, in Calgary’s East Village, featuring short story “When a Warm Wind Blows Off the Mountains.”

Loft 112

August 12-14, 2016 – When Words Collide Readers’ and Writers’ Festival
Delta South Hotel, Calgary

Presenting in two panels:

Saturday, Aug 13,  1 PM –Structure in Story: How important is it? with L.S. Johnson, Susan Calder, Barbara Scott, Madeleine Wong (M). Genre fiction is often accused of being “formulaic.” But are there not conventions expected by the genre reader? A murder mystery had better have a murder! But is literary fiction, by its nature freer, or more experimental? Or are there structures inherent to literary fiction of which the author needs to be aware?

Sunday 2 PM – Travel Writing with Glenn Dixon, Dan St. Yves, Susan Calder, Rachel Small. As our world becomes more mobile there is a growing market for travel writing. Our panel discusses the diverse ways to enter this rewarding field.

April 28, 2016 Writing in the Works, Reading, Owl’s Nest Bookstore, Calgary, 7:00 PM

April 21, 2016 Arthur Ellis Shortlist Announcement Awards, Emcee, Owl’s Nest Bookstore, Calgary 7:00 PM

Starting Jan 22, 2013 (10 weeks). Instructor: A Novel Idea course at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society (10 weeks).7:00-9:30 PM.

February 23-24: Getting the Words Right.  Weekend Intensive workshop on manuscript revision. Alexandra Writers Centre.

Thursday, April 11. Writing in the Works Spring 2013 Reading. Emcee. Memorial Park Library.

November 17, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM, WORKSHOP ON CREATING CHARACTERS AND USING E-RESOURCES FOR WRITING, co-presenter Garry Ryan, Calgary Public Library Central branch, Registration full, but wait list avaliable. Includes Power Point presentation: Twelve Tips for Creating Characters.

May 25, Friday, 2:00 pm. THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MYSTERY WRITING Toronto Public Library, Bendale branch, 1515 Danforth Road, Scarborough (Toronto), ON.  Susan takes us inside the process of writing a mystery novel.

May 26, Saturday, 2:00 pm. Murder and Tea New Tecumseth Public Library, DA Jones Branch, 42 Main St., Beeton, Ontario, tel: 905-729-3726. Susan discusses her approach to writing her first mystery novel and finding a Canadian publisher.

Murder & Tea in Beeton

May 29, Tuesday, 7:00 pm.  THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MYSTERY WRITING Toronto Public Library, Annette Street branch, 145 Annette St.(near Keele), Toronto, ON.  Susan takes us inside the process of writing a mystery novel.

May 31, Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm. TEA AND MURDER Toronto Public Library Pape/Danforth branch, Susan talks about her work and the process of writing a mystery.

June 1-3, Friday-Sunday. BLOODY WORDS CONFERENCE Toronto Hilton Downtown,  Toronto, ON. Panel: Finally a Bride with three fellow first time mystery authors.

July 28, Saturday, 10:00-3:30 PM WORKSHOP ON CREATING MEMORABLE SETTINGS, Alexandra Writers Centre Society, Calgary


August 10-12, Fri-Sun, WHEN WORDS COLLIDE
Writing Conference, Best Western Village Park Inn, Calgary. Presenter:  workshop on Delectible Dialogue.

November 17, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM, WORKSHOP ON CREATING CHARACTERS AND USING E-RESOURCES FOR WRITING, co-presenter Garry Ryan, Calgary Public Library Central branch, Registration recommended.

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