HTG_AWCSLIVE! At the Alexandra Writers Centre Society

A special summer series of genre-specific writing courses taught by Publisher, Editor, genre columnist, and Author Axel Howerton
(The Arthur Ellis Award Nominated Hot Sinatra; the modern gothic fairytale Furr; this summer’s noir thriller Con Morte; and the upcoming Wolf & Devil series)

REGISTER NOW! Limited space (only 10 seats available for each class)


Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Urban Fantasy and Magical Realism

July 19, 2017        7-10pm

Take a closer look at the history and mechanics of one of the most prevalent subgenres of today. Vampires, and Witches and Ghouls, Oh My!


Gothic Horror

July 26, 2017        7-10pm

The history and traditions of Gothic Horror explored, exposed and explained. From Shelley to Poe, and Lovecraft to Gaiman.


Noir & Hardboiled

August 9, 2017     7-10pm

A one-night primer on the history, tropes and stylistic ins and outs of writing Noir and Hardboiled fiction.


Laughs, Thrills, Cool Cats and Literary Badassery

August 19, 2017   10am-3:30pm

A full-day workshop. How to infuse your work with danger, excitement, memorable characters… and just the right amount of levity.


Sherlockian Shenanigans

August 23, 2017   7-10pm

How the Victorian era’s great detective became today’s biggest cultural phenomena. An examination of Public Domain characters, how to write them, and where to get your stories published.



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