Literary Arts

The Arts Council is currently expanding our scope of support for the literary arts!

Are you a poet? An author? An avid journaler? We want to hear from you how we can support and expand the opportunities you have in the Red Deer Area.

Currently, we host writing workshops, monthly writer’s open stage nights, and are continuing to build our offerings to include book sales onsite and book launches and literary readings. That's right: if you're a local author, we could offer a physical location for people to purchase hard copies of your work, and may be able to facilitate events to launch your newest release. Interested parties should contact us at info(at)

Our Current Literary Programs Include:

Think you've got what it takes to expand the The Literary Arts in Red Deer?
Our Literary Arts Committee is seeking members!

Potential purpose would be to encourage and promote the interests of literary artists in the Red Deer area including writers, literary groups and events. It may also seek to aid in the communication between members of the literary community and involve literary artists in activities sponsored by local businesses, visual and performing arts.

If you are interested in this committee, please contact the office at 403-348-2787 or email us at info(at)


  • To promote the interests of writers, literary groups, and events in the Red Deer area
  • To aid in the communication between all members of the Red Deer literary community
  • To provide information for Red Deer writers on: copyright and legal rights, venues (their prices and equipment available), insurance for writing groups and other information relating to the literary arts


  • Provide effective liaison between literary artists and the local media
  • Involve literary artists with activities sponsored by local businesses, visual and performing arts.
  • Provide information specific to the needs of Literary Artists
  • Develop a stronger voice for the literary arts community through the RDAC website and newsletters and special events
  • Provide information on literary events and issues to the website and newsletter
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