CAA Membership

What does CAA–NCR have to offer you?

  • Regular meetings which provide access to amazing speakers from the writing industry
  • A variety of workshops dedicated to various aspects of writing
  • Discounts on all workshops
  • Writing circles which provide constructive criticism in a positive, healthy atmosphere
  • Free advertising in Byline—our bi-monthly local publication
  • Access to our writers-in-residence program
  • Marketing opportunities through our members website link and other activities
  • Information and assistance with book launching events
  • Special membership rates for students
  • Links to writers from across Canada

All provided in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

How to Apply for CAA Membership

For details or to apply, see the membership information on the Canadian Authors Association National site.

Indicate that you wish to be affiliated with the National Capital Region Branch.

 

CAA Fred Kerner Book Award

Ahmad Danny Ramadan
THE CLOTHESLINE SWING, Nightwood Editions
Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won Independent Publisher Book Award for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction, was named among the Best Books of 2017 by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. It was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018 and shortlisted for the Evergreen Award 2018.

About the Award
The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to a Canadian Authors member who has the best overall book published in the previous calendar year.
Fred Kerner was a devoted and longtime CAA member. An Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011 at 90, Fred was an author, journalist, editor, teacher, and mentor. He wrote more than twelve books and also wrote for magazines, radio and TV, and he gave unstintingly of his time to assist emerging writers.