About Us

We Are Writers Helping Writers

Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Branch is part of the national Canadian Authors Association, a membership-based organization that offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.

Founded in 1921 by Stephen Leacock and other prominent writers to lobby for the protection of authors’ rights, Canadian Authors has continued to pursue this objective to this day.

Events
Regular events are held on the second Wednesday of the month, except July. Our guest speakers are experts on a variety of topics, all to do with writing. We organize seasonal socials in August and December, and participate in a variety of writing-related community events throughout the year.

All regular events are held at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 938 Howe Street, Suite 100, Vancouver. Members attend at no charge, and the public is welcome. Cost for non-members is $10 and students with ID are $5.

Programs
We coordinate writers’ circles and our Writer-in-Residence offers expert advice on manuscripts, including evaluation for market.

Publications
We publish News You Can Use Subscribe, a quick guide to upcoming events, handy resource links, and writing-related items, like information on our annual Short Story Contest, where winners’ works are published in National Voices, the Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver member anthology.

Executive
The Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Branch is managed by an executive board. All positions are volunteer. For more information about us, please send an email to Branch President Kathleen Schmitt at VANpresident@canadianauthors.org.

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A listing of the 2017 Branch Executive is available on our member’s page.

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News & Events

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CA–Metro Vancouver's annual summer social for members and their guests is set for Wed Aug 16

Next Literary Event
Wed Sep 13 - 7 to 9 pm

Tsunami in Indonesia: The Anatomy of a Disaster with Russ Froese, Award-winning Journalist / Producer, and Canadian Red Cross Communications Delegate

VICTORIA NEWS & EVENTS

VICinfo@canadianauthors.org

2017 Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest Results will be published in the Victoria Times Colonist on Tuesday, August 8

Next Event Tue Oct 17 from 7 to 9 pm – Speak Easy Prose Open Mic featuring Author Margaret Gracie & winners of CA-Vic 2017 flash creative nonfiction contest

Victoria Writers Meet & Greet Fri Nov 3 from 5 to 7 pm