Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver Branch Programs

In addition to these local programs, there are a number of programs and services offered by the national organization which are available to all members.

Writers’ Circles A group of writers gathers on a regular basis to support each other in the writing process. It is a way to stay focused and get helpful feedback, with the goal of helping the writer improve the written material, including both constructive criticism and warranted praise.

Writer-In-Residence Need expert help with your manuscript? Bernice Lever will edit and evaluate for markets on the first 20 pages of your manuscript. She’s a former editor with the Dundurn Group, the author of 11 poetry and a few non-fiction prose books, a winner of several awards and is a Life Member of Canadian Authors.

Contests The Metro Vancouver Branch Story Contest is open to all Canadian writers — Prizes: First: $300 Second: $200 Third: $100. Winning works are published in the biennial National Voices Anthology. Deadline is June 30 each year. Next anthology is 2018.

Canadian Authors Association National Programs & Services

      CanWrite! writers’ conference and retreat – Toronto, Ontario
      Literary Awards Program
      Roving Writers Touring Program
      Young Authors of Canada Program
      Member Directory
      Professional Development
      Writers Helping Writers
      Professional Editor-in-Residence (PEiR) Program

To find out more about these programs and services, visit the national website.


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News & Events

Next Event - Wed Feb 14 from 7 to 9 pm Betsy Warland: Experimenting with the potentials of Creative Non-Fiction


Next Event - Prose Open Mic - Tue Feb 20, 2018 Featured readers are Steve Szalai and Liz Walker