Welcome to Canadian Authors-Victoria

Canadian Authors–Victoria organizes writing events in Victoria, BC. We are affiliated with the Metro Vancouver Branch and are part of the Canadian Authors Association, which encourages and inspires writers of all genres. We offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.

Upcoming Writers Events

Victoria 2017 Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest

Win Prizes & Publication

Write a story in any creative nonfiction genre, 250 words maximum, and enter to win. First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50. Winning entries will be published on the Canadian Authors–Victoria web page and displayed for one year

The contest is open to residents of Vancouver Island and nearby Canadian islands. Entries may be in any genre of creative nonfiction (CNF), e.g., personal essays, travel writing, memoir, literary journalism, etc. Creative nonfiction stories are true stories, often told with a personal voice and dramatic techniques.

Entry fees are $10 for Canadian Authors Association members, $15 for non-members.The contest starts on Friday, June 16, 2017. All submissions and payments must be made or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM (PDT) Monday, July 17, 2017

All entries will be blind judged by David Leach. The judge’s decision is final. The Times Colonist will announce the contest winners on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Contest Guidelines

Visit here for a complete list of guidelines and submission details, entry and payment information.


Fri July 21 from 5 to 7 pm –  Victoria Writers Meet & Greet

The Victoria Writers’ Society, Federation of BC Writers, and Canadian AuthorsVictoria are partnering for a Meet and Greet.

Date and Time: Friday, July 21 from 5-7 pm
Location: James Joyce Bistro/Peacock Billiards, 1175-C Douglas Street (at View), Victoria, BC V8W 2E2. The location is across from the Bay Centre.

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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


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