The WFSC Writers Circle meets the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year, at the Strathcona County Library in the Birch room. In a safe workshop setting, members are encouraged to share their writing, no matter genre, format or style. Feedback is given based on the request of the reader. It could be help with a word, a title or an idea. It could be structural critique, technical help or just an audience. The circle is open to all considerations. This format allows individual voice to flourish; encourages fellowship; fosters friendships. Depending on the number in attendance, writing prompts and other creative devices may be used to enhance the meeting format from just reading to writing and sharing.
The Writers Circle, under the auspices of the WFSC, is open to everyone and there is no charge or commitment - other than a mutual respect for one another's writing. You do not have to be a member of the WFSC in order to attend the Writers Circle. Member notices will be shared sometime during the meeting so you are aware of upcoming events and workshops.
Over the years the WFSC has kept the cost of joining our organization reasonable. Membership fees of $20 are payable at any time and are good for one year. Sign into the web site with your own account and you will be notified when your membership is due to expire. You can also renew online! The benefits of membership include access to the "members only" section of our web site and other member benefits as determined from time to time by the WFSC Board of Directors.
A great way to determine if the WFSC Writers Circle is for you - attend a couple of meetings and check us out! Everyone is welcome to attend; paying for a membership is an option.
The Writers Circle celebrated its 10 year anniversary in Sherwood Park in October 2011. Our new book shares our success story and tells the Writers Circle history and offers encouragement and tips for others interested in starting their own writer's circle. Our growth, our experience, our challenges - all provide guidelines to ensure you make the most of your writing experience as a group.
If you would like to purchase our book please contact our publisher, Dream Write Publishing, or order online at: www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/catalog/books
From a Solitary Drop, The History of the Strathcona County Writers Circle 2001 - 2011
ISBN#978-0-9866981-7-0 (c) WFSC 2011
$12.95 with 50% of proceeds going to further WFSC literary programs in the community.