EVENTS

November

NOVEMBER 15

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Mystery Doesn’t Always Mean Murder


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

www.alexandrawriters.org

Axel Howerton
Wednesday November 15, 2017
7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

Learn how to craft a mystery without killing off the cast. From Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade to modern classics like Gone Girl, mystery doesn’t always have to revolve around the sin of sins.

 

NOVEMBER 16

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NOVEMBER 22

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The Simple Art of Murder

Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Axel Howerton
Wednesday November 22, 2017
7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

Learn Raymond Chandler’s surefire system for crafting literary mysteries that thrill and entice.

 

NOVEMBER 29

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Elmore Leonard’s Ten Simple Rules

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

www.alexandrawriters.org

Axel Howerton
Wednesday November 29, 2017    7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

Learn Elmore Leonard’s ten rules of writing the potboiler mystery and how those same rules can be applied to everything from Westerns to Romance, and all points in-between.

 

December

 

DECEMBER 6

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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Axel Howerton
Wednesday December 6, 2017   7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

Setting the stage for mystery through a more layered use of scene and description.

 

DECEMBER 14

A TASTE OF LOCAL AUTHORS

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2018

January

awcs-logoAXEL HOWERTON will be the AWCS Mentor in the Loop for the month of January. During his tenure, Axel will be offering the following programs:

  • Publish? Or PUBLISH? (One-day self-publishing Workshop)
  • From O’er to Over (Poetry in fiction Workshop)
  • ANTHOLOGIZE! (Creating an Anthology Workshop)
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • Blue Pencil Sessions
  • The Writers’ Circle: Bullpen Confessions

For details and to register for these events, check the Alexandra Writers Centre‘s list of Courses and Workshops under the “Mentor in the Loop – January & February” heading

MENTOR IN THE LOOP SCHEDULE (PDF)

 

JANUARY 13

 

awcs-logoPublish? Or PUBLISH?

Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Saturday, January 13, 2018  10am – 3:30pm
Member Price: $75
Non-member Price: $100

The paths and pitfalls on the road to publishing – traditionally, or otherwise – from an Author/Editor/Publisher who has seen it all, and lived to tell the tale.

 

JANUARY 16

awcs-logoFrom Over to O’er

Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Tuesday January 16, 2018  1pm – 4pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

How to weave music, rhyme and poetic structure into your fiction, whether you’re writing werewolves, space opera, or Victorian whimsy.

 

JANUARY 17

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Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Wednesday January 17, 2018  7 PM – 9 PM
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

How to plan, produce and execute an anthology of short stories – from idea to authors, through artwork and formats, all the way to sales and distribution, and all points in-between. From the publisher of Tall Tales of the Weird WestDeath By Drive-InIt’s a Weird Winter Wonderland, the upcoming The Dame Was Trouble, and the Arthur Ellis Award nominated AB Negative.

 

February

DATE: TBA

Tyche Books Presents:

Wolf & Devil: Demon Days

Come celebrate the release of Axel Howerton’s new Urban Fantasy series Wolf & Devil, spinning off from the “Gothic Fairytale” Furr. This edgy, sometimes-poetic, and always-thrilling new series picks up with fan favorite characters Jules Fallon and Devil Deville beginning their own adventures in Demon Days, as they face down an ancient evil, a secret society, a coven of witches, a pair of nasty drug dealers, and their own weird relationship… with only a sweet old bookstore owner, and a punch-drunk ex-wrestler on their side! What’s a werewolf stripper to do when her drug-dealing genius of a boyfriend gets himself possessed by an ancient Thracian demon? Kick some ass and save the day.

FEBRUARY 10

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Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Saturday February 10, 10am – 3:30pm
Member Price: $75
Non-member Price: $100

Learn how to create your own cover art, what sells, what doesn’t, which programs you can use to save a buck, how to format, and where to draw the lines to make your cover look professional on a dime budget.

 

FEBRUARY 14

Bloody Offensive

Coffin Hop Press and Owl’s Nest Bookstore present your annual dose of VD
(Valentine’s Day) with your host Axel Howerton, and a bevvy of local wordsmiths working hard to mortify, titillate, and grandly offend on the most horrifying night of the year.

 

March

MARCH 10

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Self-Promotion for Beginners

Alexandra Writers Centre
cSpace King Edward
#460 – 1721 29 Avenue SW
www.alexandrawriters.org

Axel Howerton
Saturday March 10, 10am – 3:30pm
Member Price: $75
Non-member Price: $100

How do you put yourself out there without making a nuisance of yourself? How do you manage the ins and outs of the social media age? How do you get noticed for the right things, while avoiding the pitfalls of a bad digital reputation?

 

April

DATE: TBA

Coffin Hop Press Presents:

INFRACTUS by Sarah Johnson

ROCKET RYDER & LITTLE PUTT-PUTT GO DOWN SWINGING by Timothy Friend

MURDERING MR. EDWARDS by Shawn Bird

 

August

August 10
#NOIRBARYYC

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Boomtown Pub
Delta Calgary South
135 Southland Drive SE
Calgary, AB

Polish your shoes, straighten your necktie, and brush of your skeletons for the annual Noir at the Bar extravaganza

 

August 10-12

When Words Collide

2013WWClogo-428x100 A festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, Childrens books, and Poetry.

www.whenwordscollide.org

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