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.

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Meeting Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

Spring 2019

Wed Apr 10 from 7 to 9 pm – Heidi Greco reads and Megan Williams talks publishing.

Heidi joins us to celebrate National Poetry Month with an interactive presentation.

Wed May 8 from 7 to 9 pm – Egyptian-born novelist Anne-Marie Drosso

Reading from her latest short story collection, Anne-Marie discusses her craft

May 16 to 19

Canadian Authors National CanWrite! 2019 Writers Conference
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver

The Canadian Authors CanWrite! conference is a vibrant gathering that offers writers opportunities to learn, network, pitch, connect, and celebrate.

This year’s national conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, BC. Presenters include literary agent Donald Maass, author, manuscript consultant and writing teacher Betsy Warland, authors JJ Lee and Eve Lazarus, Surrey poet and writer Heidi Greco, media specialist Catherine Saykaly-Stevens and book marketing/sponsorship expert Charmaine Hammond. Registration now open, including pitch and blue pencil slots.

Presenters confirmed to date include top literary agents Donald Maass and Robert Mackwood, award-winning author and founder of The Writers Studio at SFU Betsy Warland, best-selling author Eve Lazarus (her latest true crime novel Murder By Milkshake is in its 14th consecutive week on the BC Bestseller list), best-selling author and book marketing and sponsorship expert Charmaine Hammond, poet and literary advocate Heidi Greco, social media expert Catherine Saykaly-Stevens, and JJ Lee, whose book Measure of a Man was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

Wed Jun 12 from 7 to 9 pm  — Novel Research with Janie Chang

The bestselling author of novels Three souls and Dragon Springs RoadJanie Chang will share her research strategies for finding the details that make historical fiction authentic.

Past Meetings & Events 2019
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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NEXT EVENT: Wed Apr 10 – Heidi Greco and Megan Williams discuss their craft and publication experiences.

May 16 to 19: CanWrite! 2019 – Canadian Authors national conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C. Click here for more info or to register.

CA–Victoria News & Events


Meet and Greet Writer’s Social
Friday, April 26, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm

Workshop – Memoir as Muse with Betsy Warland
Sunday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm
Registration open