Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver presents events on a variety of topics, all to do with aspects of writing. The public is welcome. Regualr 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.

Next Event:

 Special Event Sun Nov 19 – 2 to 4 pm 

STIRRING THE OCCURRING Stephen Leacock and the Act of Artistic Creation

Presented by Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver with support from
SFU The Writer’s Studio Creative Writing Program & SFU Continuing Studies

“Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself—it is the occurring which is difficult.”

Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock, FRSC (1869 – 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years of 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people’s follies. He was a founding member of Canadian Authors Association. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour.

Join Paul Conway and Leslie Robbins-Conway of as they present an entertaining afternoon with a Leacock Talk-and-Tell.

Read about the 2017 Re-Tour here.


Location: Labatt Hall –SFU Vancouver Campus, Harbour Centre Main Floor, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 5K3
Tickets $30: Purchase online or at the door. 
Includes refreshments after the presentation
PDF Poster for distribution: Leacock event Nov 19 promo piece

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Your receipt is the online ticket


Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Holiday Social

Mon Dec 4 – 6 to 9 pm: AGM and Holiday Social, including readings of winning entries in CA–MV 2017 Story Contest
Location: Cottage Bistro, Vancouver

Upcoming meetings in 2018

Wed Jan 10 from 7 to 9 pmPitching your story with Margo Bates
How do you balance the need to convey the essence of a story with the need to avoid bogging down in detail? Margo will show writers how to make the most of a ten-minute pitch session.

Wed Feb 14 from 7 to 9 pm:
Betsy Warland is an essayist, poet, and manuscript consultant who designed and established The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University.

Wed Mar 14 from 7 to 9 pm: We host playwright and former CBC writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Tetsuro Shigematsu.

Wed Apr 11 Kevin Spenst hosts our poetry panel.

Save these dates: Regular Meetings are set for the second Wednesday of the month on May 9, Jun 13, Sep 12, Oct 10, and Nov 14. The Metro Vancouver branch takes a summer break in July. We hold our annual  Summer Social in mid-August, and our AGM and Seasonal Social in the first week of December.

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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Special Event Sun Nov 19 from 2 to 4 pm STIRRING THE OCCURRING - Stephen Leacock and the Act of Artistic Creation Featuring Voyageur Storytelling. Tickets $30 On Sale Now | Limited amount of tickets available at the door

Mon Dec 4 from 6 to 9 pm CA-Metro Vancouver AGM and Holiday Socialat Cottage Bistro, Vancouver


Next Event

Tue Nov 21 from 7 to 9 pm – Speak Easy Prose Open Mic. Featuring Voyageur Storytelling on Stephen Leacock’s ideas about writing and creating.