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.

2018 Autumn Events

Next Event

Sun Sep 30 from 11 am to 5 pm: WORD Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library
Continuing its 23-year legacy of celebrating the literary arts in Vancouver, WORD offers a dynamic and free festival in 2018. (Yep. NO Charge!)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Canadian Authors exhibit, located “Outside, Around the Building at A3” – Vancouver Public Library, Library Square, 350 Georgia Street, Vancouver. The exhibit is open between 11 am and 5 pm.

Be sure to pick up a special WORD edition of Canadian Authors—Metro Vancouver’s News You Can Use newsletter, includes details about both CA–Metro Vancouver and CA-Victoria programs, events and workshops, like the branch-sponsored workshop at WORD with writer and artist/illustrator Michael Kluckner, downstairs in the Peter Kaye Room, starting at 3:25 pm. There’s information about our national association and details on how to join CAA, which was founded in 1921 by Stephen Leacock and other prominent writers of the time. 

Sun Sep 30 from 3:25 to 4:35 pm:
Michael Kluckner — The Agony & The Ecstasy: 35 Years as a BC Author
A free special event at Word Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library in the Peter Kaye Room, downstairs, presented by Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver (Including Victoria).

Michael Kluckner’s career as a working author and artist began in the 1980s with robust sales, big royalties, prizes and great reviews, and proceeded into the chain store and Internet era with declining sales, pitiful royalties, and a revolving door of publishers. This entertaining presentation offers both a rueful reflection on the book industry and some solid advice for authors to move forward with their egos intact.

 Michael is the author/illustrator of nearly 20 books, including Vanishing Vancouver. Recently he has published three graphic novels with Midtown Press, returning to his roots in his 20s as a newspaper cartoonist.


Upcoming events

Wed Oct 10 from 7 to 9 pm  Wendy Roberts Paranormal Mystery Writer — Dead and Kicking
Meeting Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture


Join paranormal mystery author, Wendy Roberts, as she discusses ghosts, ghouls and demons in writing and in life.
The things that go bump in the night are sometimes just writing prompts from beyond the grave. Holy water optional.

Wendy Roberts is the author of eleven novels. She writes the Bodies of Evidence thriller series, the Ghost Dusters mysteries, as well as Dating Can Be Deadly, and Grounds to Kill. She is an armchair sleuth and a fan of all things mysterious.

She resides in Surrey, BC where she happily tends to feral cats, rogue raccoons, and writes about murder. Wendy is always working on her next novel.




Wed Nov 14 from 7 to 9 pm: Russ Froese
Getting the story out: Diary of a Disaster—Banda Acheh
Meeting Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Russ Froese



Russ Froese is an award-winning Television Reporter, Anchor and Documentary maker with 35 years experience in domestic and international assignments who now uses his communication and reporting skills to assist the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) fulfill its humanitarian mission. As a Communications Delegate, he was a spokesperson and communications specialist in the disaster zone of Banda Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami.





Mon Dec 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm — Annual General Meeting and Holiday Social
Meeting Location: at Old Spaghetti Factory, 50 8th Street, New Westminster, right by the New West Station.


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

Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt, President: VANpresident(at) | 788-680-3374

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CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

NEXT EVENT: Sun Sep 30 from 3:25 to 4:35 pm Word Vancouver at the Peter Kaye Room Downstairs in the Vancouver Public Library, | Michael Kluckner –– The Agony and Ecstacy: 35 years as a BC author

COMING UP: Wed Oct 10 - Paranormal Mystery Writer Wendy Roberts – Dead and Kicking

Wed Nov 14 – Russ Froese, Television Reporter, Anchor and Documentary maker – Getting the Story Out: Diary of a Disaster – Banda Acheh

CA–Victoria News & Events

NEXT EVENT: Tue, Oct 16 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Prose Open Mic – Come out for a chance to read your fiction or non-fiction at Victoria’s prose open-mic event. Sign-up between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. Readings up to 5 minutes. Featured writers: Liz Bass, Kay Stewart. Cost: Free
Location: Caffe Fantastico, 965 Kings Road (at Quadra), Victoria, BC

COMING UP: Tue, Nov 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Prose Open Mic