AWCS & OWL'S NEST BOOKS PRESENT: AN OPEN MIC NIGHT
DATE: September 26, 2012
VENUE: Owl's Nest Books (815A, 49th Ave SW, Calgary)
MC: Sarah Johnson (Meet me, the AWCS blogmonkey, in person and I'll try not to act weird around you)
Back for its second year, the open mic will kick off on September 26 and continue the last Wednesday of every month (except December).
Here's how it works: Come on down to Owl's Nest Books prepared to read for no longer than five minutes. Put your name into the hat. Throughout the evening up to 10 readers will be selected by random draw.
If you don't get a chance to read, don't worry. Join us at the next open mic for another chance.
October 31: Bring something "spooky" to read.
WRITERS' CONNECTION: A DISCUSSION GROUP
DATE: Monday, October 15, 2012
FACILITATOR: Shirlee Smith Matheson
Once a month, join AWCS for a casual discussion on all things writing. Each meeting will be facilitated by a different published writer from the Calgary literary community. Could be themed, could be open. Bring a couple of pages of a work in progress to read and discuss as a group. Meet and mingle with other writers. For writers of all skill levels.
November 12 | Facilitator: Barb Howard | Theme: Short Fiction
December 3 | Facilitator: Robin van Eck | Theme: Open
WE SHOULD KNOW EACH OTHER #100 (WSKEO #100)
DATE: September 29 & 30, 2012
TIME: 10am to 10pm | 10am to 4pm
VENUE: King Edward School (1720, 30th Ave SW)
AWCS will be participating in WSKEO #100 at the King Edward School. Come down for the day or for a few hours to check out the other great presenters at this event.
'We Should Know Each Other' is a crossroad of communities. It invites people to stretch the limits of their social circles and enhance their thinking with a diversity of new ideas and perspectives. It provides a safe and welcoming space for viewpoints to collide in unexpected ways, and for creative sparks to fly.
Since February 2008, Mark Hopkins has hosted regular 'We Should Know Each Other' (WSKEO) events in Calgary, Alberta where hundreds of strangers have shared stories, laughter and new friendships.
The landmark 100th edition of 'We Should Know Each Other' will take place at King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator - the first project of cSPACE, a non-profit real estate enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city. With a mission to connect people, place and ideas to ignite creativity, community, collaboration and change, cSPACE is excited to invite the community inside the 100-year-old King Edward School before the redevelopment process begins.
WSKEO #100 will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00am-10:00 pm and continue through Sunday, September 30th, 2012 from 10:00am-4pm, throughout King Edward School in South Calgary (1720 - 30th Ave SW).
WSKEO #100 will invite a vast range of Calgarians to intersect in fascinating and meaningful ways, through a series of diverse activities that encourage interaction between participants. As this event will also coincide with Alberta Culture Days, Pecha Kucha Night and Doors Open at King Edward School - WSKEO #100 will provide family-friendly opportunities that will suit diverse interests.
Come create and experience a lively range of local culture set against the backdrop of a historic school; walk the locker-lined halls, write a message on an old blackboard and visit the gymnasium - while also experiencing live music, speakers, games, installations and more!