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 and Sunday Sept 18 and 19. More details here.


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CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

The 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards

Books entered from across Canada are now being longlisted, and will soon be sent out to our Canadian Authors WIBA reviewers.

2020 WIBA winners:  C.V. Gauthier won the fiction category for Charlee LeBeau and the Gambler’s Promise. The Non-fiction winner was Laesa Faith Kim for Can’t Breathe.

Mark your calendars. Our regular monthly take place via Zoom the second Wednesday of each month. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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.


Sep 8 – Open Mic at 7 pm PST on Zoom,

Oct 13 – Alan Bradley on Zoom 11 am – 12 PST

Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or VANinfo@canadianauthors.org

2021 past events

Iona Whishaw Jan 20: The Book Only You Can Write

Jacqueline Carmichael Feb 10: Journey from a self-published book to a trade publication

KT Wagner March 10: Writing short fiction in 2021

Cynthia Sharp Apr 14: Poetry writing workshop

Danny Ramadan Wed May 12: Writer voices, writer identities


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.