Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?
Canadian Authors Association is—and always has been—a membership-based organization for writers at all stages of their writing careers: aspiring, emerging, and professional.
Join us for professional development and networking opportunities with people who care about the craft and business of writing as much as you do.
Check out member benefits here.
Ready to join us? Visit this page.
CAA is a charitable organization dedicated to our long-held role of writers helping writers, but right now we need your help to make our association stronger and viable. Help us meet our goal by Sept 30!
2021 Fred Kerner Book Award Winner Announced!
See the winner and the rest of the shortlist here.
2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards Finalists Announced!
See the list of fiction and nonfiction finalists here.
Jean Kay: 2021 Winner of the CAA Allan Sangster Award
On Saturday, April 24, CAA held a volunteer appreciation event to recognize and celebrate the many volunteers across Canada who work behind the scenes to to run the association, its branches, and its programs.
At the event, one particular member was awarded the Allan Sangster Award, given to long-time volunteers for long and meritorious service.
Writers have honed language skills that can be used to rally our communities to act. Those of us who are not BIPOC can listen to, learn from and support those who are; all of us can advocate for change; we can extend hope and stand with those calling for justice; we can solicit, gather and disseminate stories rooted in BIPOC experience; we can engage in difficult discussions about racism; and we can act with compassion and courage. We can help educate. As writers we can be a force for good.
CanWrite! 2021 Writers’ Conference: Registration Is Open!
On September 18 and 19, you can learn how to hone your craft in virtual sessions taught by bestselling authors, get insider details on the business of writing from authors, agents, editors, and marketing professionals, and get a change to pitch your work to experts. And all from the comfort of your home!
Check out the conference pages here.
Alas, our Spring/Summer Webinar Series has ended, but you can still get access to any of the following webinar recordings:
- Writing Modern Gothic Horror
- Folk Narrative for Writers: An Introduction
- 4 Fun Ways to Nail that Character
- 15 Easy Ways to Market Your Book
- Backstory Secrets
- Marketing Strategy for Authors
- Playing the Short Game
Find out more about these and other events by visiting our event calendar here.