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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.
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Registration Now Open for the 2021 Spring/Summer Webinar Series
Webinar Wednesdays are back, and we have seven webinars lined up from April through August. There’s something for everyone, including tips on marketing, feathering backstory into your manuscript, creating believable characters, writing modern gothic horror, and using folk narrative in your writing. Find out more and register here.
CanWrite! 2021 Writers’ Conference Registration Starts Soon!
The program is still being finalized, but check out the conference pages up so far 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.
Reproduction: The Making of a Giller Winner
A Canadian Authors – Toronto event open to the public
June 23, 7:00–8:30 pm ET
Join in for a lively summer conversation between author Ian Williams and his editor Anne Collins. To close out the 2020–21 season, Canadian Authors–Toronto and Editors Toronto are joining forces to bring back their popular series showcasing award-winning authors in conversation with their exceptional editors. This Zoom program event will feature Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Anne Collins, his editor.
Editors Canada and Canadian Authors Association members can attend for free. Non-member admission is $7.
Reserve your ticket here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/editorstoronto/535988