About Us

The Calgary Women’s Literary Club is over 110 years young and still active as a meeting place for women with a love of literature.

When and Where

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 1:55 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 members relating to the year’s literary theme, followed by a discussion. Themes over the years have included Calgary writers, Nobel Prize winners, historical fiction, mystery writers, authors from various countries,  politics and science fiction (to name a few).  A member, whose turn it is to present, reads a paper she has written about an author who represents the theme in question. These papers require the presenting club members to read all or many of the authors’ works as well as significant research into their lives and times. Occasionally we have guest speakers, some of whom may be authors themselves. Please look under the Program tab on the main menu for some past and current programs.

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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