VAN Members

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The Executive and committee members provide all planning and administration for the Branch. All are volunteers and they offer the needed expertise in the spirit of writers helping writers.

Executive members are elected at the annual general meeting each December.

To become a member of the Canadian Authors Association, visit the national website.

Member News

We invite Metro Vancouver Branch members to submit their news for posting on Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Facebook Page. Contact VANpublicity@canadianauthors.org.

Bragging Rights

Members are encouraged to send updates on their writing-related news to be posted in the Canadian Authors national newsletter, Communique. Email fifty words maximum to info@canadianauthors.org before the 15th of each month.

Volunteers are welcome at any time.

 

CONTACT:

Executive:

President: Kathleen Schmitt  VANpresident@canadianauthors.org

Vice President: Carol Tulpar

Past President: Margo Bates  VANpastpresident@canadianauthors.org

Recording Secretary: Maureen MacDonald  VANsecretary@canadianauthors.org

Treasurer: Jean Kay  VANtreasurer@canadianauthors.org

Executive Member at Large: Robert W. Mackay VANExecMaL@canadianauthors.org

News You Can Use Editor: Carol Tulpar

Committees:

Program & Publicity Committee

Chair: Carol Tulpar  Members: Margo Bates, Robert W. Mackay, Nina Shoroplova, Laureen McMahon and Kevin Spenst (Advisor)

Story Contest and National Voices Anthology Coordinator: Jean Kay

Writer-in-Residence: Bernice Lever  VANwriterinresidence@canadianauthors.org

Writers’ Circles Coordinator: Laureen McMahon VANwriterscircles@canadianauthors.org

WORD Vancouver
Chair: 
Carol Tulpar  Members: Lilija Valis, Sharon MacGougan, Margo Bates

Whistler Independent Book Awards Shortlist Judging Coordinators: Margo Bates & Carol Tulpar

Click for our Executive member’s biographies.

 

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News & Events

Click here for a full listing of METRO VANCOUVER NEWS & EVENTS

CA–Metro Vancouver will be on a summer break during July.
The annual summer Social for members and their guests is set for Wed Aug 16

Next Literary Event
Wed Sep 13 - 7 to 9 pm

Tsunami in Indonesia: The Anatomy of a Disaster with Russ Froese, Award-winning Journalist / Producer, and Canadian Red Cross Communications Delegate

VICTORIA NEWS & EVENTS

VICinfo@canadianauthors.org

Next Event

Victoria Writers Meet & Greet Fri Jul 21 from 5 to 7 pm
The Victoria Writers’ Society, Federation of BC Writers, and Canadian Authors–Victoria partner for this event