About Us

The Calgary Women’s Literary Club is 114 years young and still active as a meeting place for women with a love of literature.

When and Where

Due to current Covid restrictions, we are not planning to meet until our Fall session, October 2020. However, if you are interested in joining us when we reopen, please CONTACT US HERE anytime. We can then reconnect with you as we firm up plans.

We meet Tuesday afternoons in October and November, and again in March and April in the lower level of Calgary’s Memorial Park Library. Any and all guests are welcome to attend meetings. Starting at 1:30, we meet and mingle over refreshments. The meeting is called to order at 2:00 pm and adjourned at 3:00 pm. Some special events are held in other venues, noted on the Program.

Meetings and Annual Program


Most of our meetings revolve around a 30-35 minute presentation by a club member on an author’s works, representing the year’s literary theme, and followed by discussion. Themes over the years have included Calgary writers, Nobel Prize winners, mystery writers, the role of humour, irony and satire… to name a few.  The presenter emphasises the literary aspects of an author’s work, the author’s life and times, and some readings from the body of work.

Occasionally we have guest speakers, some of whom are authors themselves.

A Journalist’s View

This article describes us very well and is posted with permission from The Calgary Herald.

Swerve Article Feb 14 2014

Members and Prospective Members

We encourage all of our active members and anyone who is contemplating joining the Calgary Women’s Literary Club (and we hope you are legion), to read our Principles and Guidelines.

CWLC Principles and Guidelines

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