EVENTS

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How To Genre: Noir & Hardboiled (8 Seats Available)

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

www.alexandrawriters.org

Wednesday August 9, 2017   7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

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

 

WHEN WORDS COLLIDE 2017

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  • Friday August 11    11am-7pm
    1PM – Mythology as the basis for Speculative Fiction
    3PM – COFFIN HOP PRESS Pitch Session
    4PM – Is Paranormal Romance dead?
  • 9PM – #NOIRBARYYC – BOOMTOWN PUB – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
    (See below for more info!)
  • Saturday August 12   10am-9pm
    10AM – COFFIN HOP PRESS Presents
    11AM – The Unexpected Sequel

    12PM – Tyche Books Presents
    1PM – What  makes a Genre story Literary?
    2PM – Long Tail of the Tall Tale
    7PM – Dark Death and Dastardly Killers (Noir)
    8PM – Autograph Session – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Sunday August 13    10am-4pm
    10AM – The Publishers Panel: Short Fiction
    11AM – COFFIN HOP PRESS Blue Pencil Session
    12PM – Live Action Slush: Mystery
    1PM – Sherlock Lives!
    4PM – COFFIN HOP PRESS Pitch Session


August 11, 2017

#NOIRBARYYCNBYYC_WWC2017

 

 

August 19, 2017

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Laughs, Thrills, Cool Cats and Literary Badassery (5 Seats Available)

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

Saturday August 19, 2017   10am-3:30pm
Member Price: $75
Non-member Price: $100

A one-day workshop exploring how to infuse your work with danger, excitement, memorable characters, and just the right amount of levity.

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How To Genre: Sherlockian Shenanigans (7 Seats Available)

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

Wednesday August 23, 2017   7-10pm
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $75

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.

 

September

Fishing with the Devil/Con Morte Book Launch
Thursday, September 28
7-9PM
Owls Nest Books
815 49 Avenue
SW
Calgary

 

October

Bloody Offensive
TBA
7-9PM
Owl’s Nest Books
815 49 Avenue SW
Calgary


RAO SciFi Night at the Observatory
Saturday, October 21

 

November

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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