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 designed to meet 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, expand their readership, or kickstart their creativity. Attendees can choose from 30+ hours of workshops, writing circles, and 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 15, 2019

$350 $375 $400 $275

Regular Rate

starting March 16

$375 $400 $425 $275

 

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

** Affiliates are the members of our affiliated partners (CAA member organizations).

NOTE: 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)).

 

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

Early-bird

until March 15

$175 $195 $220 $125

Regular Rate

starting March 16

$190 $210 $235 $125

*One Day Registration (Friday or Saturday only) includes access to Thursday night reception, morning plenary session, morning writing circle or 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 are the members of our affiliated partners (CAA member organizations).

 
For more information, see the following pages:

Why Attend CanWrite?

What Past Attendees Say

Event Registration

Workshops & Activities  [coming soon!]

Speakers & Facilitators

Accommodations

Registration Policies

 

Questions? Please contact us at admin(at)canadianauthors.org or 705 325 3926.