Canadian Authors – Toronto programs will take on a mix of art and business concerns. We plan to alternate between two main types of events:

1. themed presentations by writers and other publishing professionals dealing with various aspects of the writing life and the craft of writing, and

2. industry-focused events designed to help writers in the GTA meet agents and publishers, understand publishing contracts, master the ‘authorpreneurial’ demands of social media and marketing, and wend our way through the business side of this writing life.

Event archives: 20192018



Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm

The Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E., Toronto, in The Aquarium Bar, first floor

Canadian Authors–Toronto members, join us for an evening social to meet other branch members and talk writing. No agenda, just attenda for a night out to enjoy your favourite beverage and meet other writers.

The Aquarium Bar at the Imperial Pub is accessible.

Planning ahead

We have lots of exciting programming coming up for the remainder of 2019 and beyond, including a panel of writers who will address the theme “What’s your day job? Balancing writing and (other) paid work” on Thursday, November 28, and on Thursday, January 23, we’ll feature a group writing exercise, resulting in publication of a story on the AuthorsToronto website. Other events include an open mic night and another pub night, in the spring. Stay tuned to the Authors–Toronto “Events” web page for regular programming and event updates.

As always, we welcome your feedback on all of our activities. Email co-president Lee Parpart at with comments, questions, or ideas about our programs and events.

We’re working to expand the number of writing circles that we can offer to members. We’re looking for branch members to launch and moderate new Authors–Toronto writing circles outside of the downtown core. Our Annex Writing Circle meets the second Thursday of every month at the CSI Annex and is at capacity, but we are open to working with new members to start another monthly group at the same location. Please email Lee at for more details about writing circles.

And if you know any writers who are not already members of Canadian Authors Association, please talk to them about the benefits of joining. To join Canadian Authors Association or renew your membership, click here.

Follow us on Twitter at @Authors_Toronto, @EditorsToronto, or @UofTSCS for updates and pre-event news.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you.