Celebrating 100 years
Writers helping writers since 1921 is more than our motto.

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver (Including Victoria) belongs to the national Canadian Authors Association, which is dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers and to encouraging works of literary and artistic merit. We offer resources and opportunities to aspiring, emerging, and professional writers who are keen to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals. 

Visit the Canadian Authors Association national website, which includes program information, literary news, an events calendar, and other writing-related resources.

Membership special – In celebration of our upcoming 100th Anniversary in 2021 the annual membership fee has been reduced to $100 for regular and professional members. This special rate is in place until December 31, 2021. Join us to celebrate one hundred years of writers helping writers! Read more.

CanWrite! National Conference 2021 Celebrating CAA’s 100th Anniversary, Saturday, June 26. Registration details coming early in the new year.


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News & Events

CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

The 2020 Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBA) winners were announced on Friday, October 16, at the annual Whistler Writers Festival. The fiction category winner was C.V. Gauthier for Charlee LeBeau and the Gambler’s Promise. The Non-fiction winner was Laesa Faith Kim for Can’t Breathe. Judging the fiction prize were Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction prize judges were J.J. Lee and Susan Oakey Baker. Read more.


Mark your calendars. Our regular monthly meetings resume via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. No charge, open to the public. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting: Wed Dec 9 from 5 to 6 pm via Zoom. Registration required. Notices to members will be sent via email on Fri Nov 19.

2021 Event Schedule

Monthly Zoom presentations and workshops are held from 4 to 5 pm, Pacific time. No Charge.
Registration required – open to the public.

Iona Whishaw  Wed Jan 20 Author of the bestselling Lane Winslow historic mystery series presents The Book Only You Can Write (Rescheduled from May 2020)

Wed Feb 10 –
Jacqueline Carmichael
Wed Mar 10 –
KT (Katherine) Wagner
Wed Apr 14 –
Cynthia Sharp
Wed May 12 –
Danny Ramadan
Wed Jun 9 –
Joan Galat

CA–Victoria News & Events

All meetings and presentations in Victoria are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Historic Joy Kogawa House, the home from which author Joy Kogawa’s family was displaced in 1942, is run by a not-for-profit organization. The house now serves as a cultural and heritage centre, a site of healing and reconciliation, and a place for author residencies.