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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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CanWrite! 2021 Writers’ Conference: Registration Is Now Open!

Check out the conference pages here.


2021 Fred Kerner Book Award Shortlist Announced!

See 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.


Find out more about Jean Kay and the award here.


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Anti-Racism Resources

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.

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Upcoming Webinars

CAA/SFC Webinar: Writing Modern Gothic Horror – Canadian Edition

July 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET

Register for Writing Modern Gothic Horror


 Find out more about these and other events by visiting our event calendar.

Member News

Nan Williamson

Nan Williamson (Peterborough Branch) led a small group workshop for Peterborough writers, Poetry 101, weekly on Zoom during National Poetry...
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Lorrie Potvin

Lorrie Potvin (National Capital Region), a queerishly two-spirited Métis, artist, tradeswoman and teacher, is happy to share that her follow...
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Anna V. Leigh

Anna V. Leigh (Toronto) is delighted to make her authorial debut with The Russian Girl: A Noir Romance. The novel tells the...
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Nina Shoroplova

Nina Shoroplova’s (Metro Vancouver Branch) book, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park (Heritage House Publishing, 2020), is a finalist for...
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Marc Todd

Marc Todd (Niagara Branch) is delighted to announce that his horror/thriller fiction novel Chains has now been published and is available for sale...
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Rosanna Battigelli

Rosanna Battigelli (Toronto Branch) is pleased to announce that her new website is up: www.rosannabattigelli.com. Her Easter book for children, Easter Morning, Easter...
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Carmel M. Toussaint

Carmel M. Toussaint (Toronto Branch) is pleased to announce her new book, Humanity’s Struggles with Inequality: More Inequality Divides – Less Inequality...
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Kieran Egan

Kieran Egan‘s (Metro Vancouver Branch) first book of poetry, Amplified Silence, has just been published by Silver Bow Publishers. Described by Christopher...
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Patrick Connors

Patrick Connors (Toronto) first full poetry collection, The Other Life, published by Mosaic Press, is now available at the Indigo bookstore at...
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Eleonore Schönmaier

Eleonore Schönmaier’s (Member at Large) Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete was published June 1, 2021 by McGill-Queen’s University Press....
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Gerald Richardson Brown

Gerald Richardson Brown (Metro Vancouver) has finished his trilogy of three books linked by the contents of a sea chest...
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Ron Hore

Ron Hore, writing as R.J.Hore, (Member at Large) is pleased to announce that volume three of the “Housetrap Chronicles” collection...
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Monique Layton

Monique Layton’s (Metro Vancouver) book, Everyday Evil: Why Our World Is the Way It Is (Tidewater Press, 2019), was a finalist for the...
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Jean Baker

Jean Baker (Niagara Branch) is delighted to announce her historical fiction novel Albatross Hall has now been published by Friesen Press. Available...
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Carol L. MacKay

Carol L. MacKay (Metro Vancouver) has been announced the winner of the 2020 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Poetry for her...
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Guglielmo D’Izzia

Guglielmo D’Izzia (Toronto) is pleased to announce that his debut novel, The Transaction, has won the 2021 IPPY Awards Silver Medal in...
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Lucian Childs

Lucian Childs’ (Toronto) short story, “Napoli,” has been accepted for publication in Prairie Fire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing. Watch...
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Samreen Ahsan

Samreen Ahsan (Toronto Branch), international award-winning author, is pleased to announce her third book in the [Stolen] Series, Once Upon A [Broken] Time....
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Kamal Parmar

Kamal Parmar (Metro Vancouver Branch) held an online poetry reading event called “Crossing many milestones: a poetic reflection” on April...
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Kathleen S. Schmitt

Kathleen S. Schmitt’s (Metro Vancouver Branch) novel, Magnificat: Song of Justice, will be published in the spring of 2022 by Inanna...
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Mike Mulcahy

Mike Mulcahy (Metro Vancouver) has released his first cookbook entitled Feast On This: A Collection of Inspired Recipes & Life Stories That...
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Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham’s (Toronto) seventh poetry collection Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric (Wolsak & Wynn /Buckrider Books) has been longlisted for the...
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Tara K. Torme

Tara K. Torme (Vancouver Branch) is pleased to announce that her new website is up: https://wordpress.com/home/tktorme.wordpress. com. Her poetry books, In Conversation Volume...
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Maria Saba

Maria Saba (National Capital Region), an Ottawa-based writer, Storyteller, and arts educator was awarded the 2021 Wallace Stegner Grant for...
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Purabi Sinha Das

Purabi Sinha Das (Toronto) has released the book trailer for her new novel, Moonlight – The Journey Begins, being published in Summer...
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Adam Smith

Adam Smith (Toronto Branch) is pleased to announce the completion of his mystery trilogy entitled, The Freedom Flaw. These three novels...
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Vera Constantineau

Vera Constantineau (Member at Large), Poet Laureate of Greater Sudbury, presented a reading as part of an 'International Voices' presentation...
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Sharon Frayne

Sharon Frayne (Niagara) is delighted to announce that her YA novel, The Sound of a Rainbow, won the 2020 Muskoka Novel Marathon....
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Karen Schauber

Karen Schauber is pleased to announce that CAA Vancouver Writers Circle has an opening for a new member. Like them,...
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Naomi Eliana Pommier Steinberg

Naomi Eliana Pommier Steinberg (Metro Vancouver) held a book reading and storytelling event for Goosefeather: Once Upon a Cartographic Adventure,...
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Melanie Marttila

Melanie Marttila’s (Member at Large) short story “The Wolf You Feed” has been accepted for publication in Home for the Howlidays, a...
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Scott Overton

Scott Overton (Member at Large) has just launched his newest science fiction thriller novel Naïda with a virtual launch and numerous interviews in...
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Tamel Wino

Tamel Wino’s (Metro Vancouver Branch) debut book, Ekleipsis, which was released on December 18th 2020, has won a Reader Views bronze award...
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Dr. Ian Prattis

Dr. Ian Prattis (National Capital Region) has won the eLit Awards Environment/Ecology/Nature Silver Medal for his 18th book, Past, Present, Future: Stories that...
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Gordon K. Jones

Gordon K. Jones (Toronto Branch) is excited to announce that he has been signed by Bookland Press to record an audiobook...
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