Metro Vancouver Events

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver presents events on a variety of topics, all to do with aspects of writing. Meetings are open to the public.

Special Notice: 

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we continue to follow government guidelines and are joining other Canadian businesses and organizations in suspending our in-person meetings until further notice.

Beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2021, CA–Metro Vancouver will offer monthly Zoom presentations and workshops at no charge. Held from 4 to 5 pm Pacific time, each meeting requires registration. Meetings are open to the public.

Our website and Facebook page will be updated with registration information well ahead of the meeting.

Please note: CA–Victoria members have cancelled their meetings until further notice. 

Carol Tulpar,
Programs and Publicity


Metro Vancouver Events

2021 Schedule

Free Monthly Zoom Presentations and Workshops 
Held from 4 to 5 pm, Pacific Time. Registration required. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 20 – Iona Whishaw, author of the bestselling Lane Winslow historic mystery series, will present on The Book Only You Can Write  (Rescheduled from May 2020)

Wednesday, February 10 – Jacqueline Carmichael will present a revised topic, TBA. (She was initially scheduled for November 2020, and planned to relate her presentation to Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, March 10 – KT (Katherine) Wagner will give a workshop on short story writing. (Rescheduled from June 2020)

Wednesday, April 14 – Cynthia Sharp will give a poetry reading

Wednesday, May 12 – Danny Ramadan  Topic TBA

Wednesday, June 9 – Joan Galat – Topic TBA

July to December – No summer social or events are planned at this time. In September, we hope to host an Open Mic event (live or online, as the situation demands). Rounding out the year, we hope to host a panel of editors and invite one more presenter, TBC. 


Past Meetings & Events 2020

Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt: VANpresident(at) | 604-299-1764

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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.