Photo credit: Meghan Crawford

 

May 16–19, 2019

Welcome to CanWrite! The Canadian Authors CanWrite! conference is a vibrant gathering that offers writers opportunities to learn, network, pitch, connect, and celebrate.

This year’s conference is being held at the beautiful Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a program that meets the needs of writers at all stages of their careers — aspiring, emerging, and professional — and a truly stellar group of presenters and speakers.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CanWrite! 2019 offers a variety of programs to address the needs of writers hoping to expand their craft, improve their work-in-progress, or kickstart their creativity. Attendees can select from workshops on either the craft of the business of  writing and participate in panels led by industry experts. Optional one-on-one agent/editor pitch sessions are also available for a small fee, as are blue-pencil sessions for writers seeking expert feedback on their manuscripts.

Friday and Saturday lunches and three evening social events will provide plenty of opportunities for networking, connecting with friends (old and new), expanding your readers/social network, and simply kicking up your heels. Have books to sell? We’ve got that covered with two mini-book fairs that will also be open to the public.

 

VENUE

Located on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people, UBC’s Vancouver campus is set at the edge of a peninsula overlooking the Strait of Georgia and the Salish Sea. The city of Vancouver is a short distance away and provides a sparkling backdrop for a university continually shaping its place as a world leader in research and teaching. From breathtaking ocean views to snow dusted mountaintops, world-renowned gardens and entertainment, the campus promises to welcome alumni and visitors at every step.

Find out more about the campus at https://welcomecentre.ubc.ca/.

 

REGISTRATION RATES

FULL CONFERENCE* Member Affiliate** Non-member Student***

Early-bird

until March 22, 2019

$350 $375 $400 $275

Regular Rate

starting March 23

$375 $400 $425 $275

 

* Full Conference Registration includes access to Thursday night reception, morning plenary sessions, morning workshops, afternoon panels and workshops, Friday night event, Saturday night dinner event, as well as breaks and lunches.

** Affiliates: For CanWrite! 2019, applies to members of national or provincial writers’ organizations (will be verified)

NOTE: CAA members enjoy a $50 savings; join or renew today for the greatest value.

(New members also enjoy a 25% discount on membership dues – combined savings of $50 + $43.75 = $93.75 (taxes not included)).

*** Student rate: To be eligible for this special rate, students must be at least 18 and enrolled full-time at a recognized educational institution. (Proof will be requested following registration.) The student rate does not include the Saturday evening CanWrite! dinner.

 

ONE DAY REGISTRATION* Member Affiliate** Non-member Student***

Early-bird

until March 22

$175 $195 $220 $125

Regular Rate

starting March 23

$190 $210 $235 $125

 

*One Day Registration (Friday or Saturday only) includes access to Thursday night reception, morning plenary session, morning workshop, afternoon panel and workshop, Friday night event, as well as breaks and lunch. Access to the Saturday night CanWrite! dinner is NOT included and must be purchased separately. (Tickets will be on sale at a later date.)

** Affiliates For CanWrite! 2019, applies to members of national or provincial writers’ organizations (will be verified)

*** Student rate: To be eligible for this special rate, students must be at least 18 and enrolled full-time at a recognized educational institution. (Proof will be requested following registration.) The student rate does not include the Saturday evening CanWrite! dinner.

 

For more information, see the following pages:

Why Attend CanWrite?

What Past Attendees Say

Workshops & Activities

Speakers & Presenters

CanWrite! Schedule-at-a-Glance

Event Registration

Accommodations

CanWrite! Policies

 

Questions? Please contact us at admin(at)canadianauthors.org or 416-975-1756 or 705-955-0716.