News & Events

All regular meetings of the Metro Vancouver Branch are held at
the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture,
Suite 100, 938 Howe Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 1N9
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Cost: Members no charge; Guests $10; Students with ID $5  Tickets available at the door


Results of 2017 Annual General Meeting

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver branch held it’s AGM on Monday, December 4, 2017. All the executive board was acclaimed. Kathleen Schmitt begins her second one-year term as president. Here is a list of the board and committee members for 2018:

2018 Executive
President:  Kathleen Schmitt (Incumbent)
Vice President:  Carol Tulpar (Incumbent)
Past President:  Margo Bates
Recording Secretary:  Maureen MacDonald (Incumbent)
Acting Treasurer: Robert W. Mackay (Appointment*)
Member-at-Large: Robert W. Mackay (Incumbent)

2018 Committees      Read more …

Upcoming Events

Wed Jan 10 from 7 to 9 pm – Perfecting your Pitch with Margo Bates

How do you balance the need to convey the essence of a story with the need to avoid bogging down in detail? Margo will show writers how to make the most of a one-minute, five-minute, and ten-minute pitch session.

Canadian Authors – Victoria 2018 Event Schedule

Tue Feb 20 from 7 to 9 pm – Speak Easy Prose Open Mic

Location & Cost: Free at Good Earth Coffeehouse
1971 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria

Event details: Sign-up 6:45 to 7 pm. Five-minute readings of fiction and non-fiction. Featured reader TBD.

Autumn 2017: New Social Media Expert in Residence Program for Canadian Authors Members
The Canadian Authors Social Media Expert in Residence for Fall 2017 is Catherine Saykaly-Stevens. This national program will help CAA members improve their social media skills and find new ways to engage fans and readers through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms. For information about webinars, weekly tips, and Q & A sessions with the SME and to register for the program, click here.

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Monthly News You Can Use Newsletter update Nov 16

Results of CA-Metro Vancouver 2017 AGM -
Kathleen Schmitt acclaimed as president

2018 Events - Wed Jan 10 from 7 to 9 pm - How to pitch your story with Margo Bates


NEXT EVENT - Speak Easy Prose Open Mic - Tue Feb 20, 2018 Featured reader TBD