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.

2019 Winter Events

Next Event

Wed Jan 9 from 7 to 9 pm –
Voice: Who should tell your story? with Patricia Sandberg

Presenter Wed. Jan 9/19 Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver Branch

 

Using her own memories and the stories told to her by over 150 people who lived in her hometown in northern Saskatchewan, Patricia Sandberg has penned a dramatic illustrated work of narrative non-fiction. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake – Gunnar  Mines, a Canadian Story. This book dramatizes the Cold War era when raw uranium from was casually handled by adults and children, who were unaware of the dangers of radiation. Still, most residents said it was the best place they ever lived.

Patricia’s talk will be about the voice she used to tell the story and how that carries into the self-publishing decision she made. She will discuss how self-publishing can be a great option and sometimes the best option.

A former mining and securities lawyer, Patricia is now working on a novel. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake has won two international awards, was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Fred Kerner award, and was a finalist for Whistler Independent Book Awards 2017.

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

Wed Feb 13 from 7 to 9 pm — Novel Research with Janie Chang

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

Wed Mar 13 from 7 to 9 pm – Spiritual Panel

Featuring Kathleen Schmitt, Nina Shoroplova and Kevin Spenst. Ross Waddell moderates.

Spring 2019

Wed Apr 10 from 7 to 9 pm – Poet Heidi Greco

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 Author and writing teacher Betsy Warland, Agent Donald Maass, and Media Specialist Catherine Saykaly-Stevens. Stay tuned for continued updates. Registration now open.

 

 

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

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

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NEXT EVENT:

Wed Jan 9, 2019, from 7 to 9 pm Voice: Who should tell your story? with Patricia Sandberg
Meeting location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Save the Date: CanWrite! 2019 – May 16 to 19
Next year’s national conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C. Early Bird Registration now open.

CA–Victoria News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2019:

SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic
Tue, Feb 19
Tue, Mar 19
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Meeting location: Caffe Fantastico
965 Kings Road (at Quadra), Victoria, BC
Cost: Free admission