Aspiring writers Barb, Natasha, and Christina met in 2005. This meeting was greeted with much happiness and sobs of relief from their non-writing friends & family, for whom long, deep discussions about grammar, plotting, and character arc had become the stuff of torture and the topic subject when they met with their therapists. Once a month, beginning in late 2007, the women began meeting at Capilano library to read each other’s works, catch up on industry news, and support each other through the challenge of writing and heartbreak of rejections. And thus began the Edmonton Writers’ Group.
In 2008, the group was joined by Howard, Jacqueline, and Adam. The EWG now has over twenty members, but the warm, welcoming environment, the attitude of “honest critics mixed with gentle grace and lots of humour” remains. We welcome writers of all genres and types, from romance to horror, from poetry to screenwriting. A person only needs to have the desire to write, a humble attitude about their work, and a willingness to support and help others. Everything else, from grammar to plotting, you can learn with us. Please see the meetings page for our schedule.