Metro Vancouver Events

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver presents events on a variety of topics, all to do with aspects of writing. The public is welcome. Regular gatherings are held the second Wednesday of the month from January to June and September to November. A summer social takes place in mid-August. The AGM/holiday social is held in early December.

Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
938 Howe Street, Suite 100, Vancouver BC V6Z 1N9
Time: 7-9 p.m., (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Cost: Members no charge; Guests $10; Students with ID $5. Pay at the door. The public is welcome.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, January 8, 2020  from 7 to 9 pm
Michael Mirolla, Writer and Publisher, Guernica Editions

Join award-winning author and publisher Michael Mirolla from Guernica Editions, the thriving press that he took over with his partner Connie McParland in 2009. Michael will speak about publishing in the 21st century, the history of Guernica Editions, and its current mandate and vision. In the second half of the talk, he will discuss what it takes to become a Guernica writer. Q&A to follow. 


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm       
Lynn Duncan – Vivalogue Publishing & Whistler Independent Book Awards

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm              

Karen Schauber, Flash Fiction

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm                  
Cynthia Sharp, Poetry workshop

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm               
Iona Whishaw, Historical Fiction

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm               

Summer break during July

Summer Social                                    
TBCDate, Time, and Location to be announced

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm     
Open Mic

Sunday, September 29, 2020
Word Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm           

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm          
Please note that this month’s meeting will be held a week early, due to Remembrance Day falling on the second Wednesday.

December, 2020 – Date, Time, and Location to be announced
Annual General Meeting and Winter Social


Past Meetings & Events 2018
Past Meetings & Events 2017
Past Meetings & Events 2016
Past Meetings & Events 2015

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


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Writer and publisher Michael Mirolla at 7 p.m. on Wed Jan 8.

CA–Victoria News & Events


Fri Jan 17 from 5 to 7 pm Writers Winter Meet & Greet at the James Joyce Bistro/Peacock Billiards


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.