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 Centennial Fundraising Campaign
CAA is a charitable organization dedicated to our long-held role of writers helping writers. Right now we need your help to meet our goal of $50,000 as seed money to turn things around and rebuild CAA to reach its full potential. Help us meet our goal by donating now!
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!100 Writers’ Conference
On September 18 and 19, we held our conference virtually, with six amazing sessions taught by bestselling authors and industry experts, plus two panels—one with agents and a publisher and another on alternate forms of storytelling. We will have recordings of individual sessions available for purchase very soon, so watch this space.
In the meantime, 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.