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Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver (Including Victoria) belongs to the national Canadian Authors Association, which is dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers and to encouraging works of literary and artistic merit. We offer resources and opportunities to aspiring, emerging, and professional writers who are keen to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals. 

The Whistler Independent Book Awards Shortlist was announced on June 1.
Pandemics, lockdowns and novel coronaviruses did not stop self-published authors from around the country submitting their books to the Whistler Independent Book Awards.

The evaluating committee assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2020 WIBAs. Read more.

Updated June 1, 2020
SPECIAL NOTICE:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we continue to follow government guidelines and are joining other Canadian businesses and organizations in suspending Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver meetings until further notice. We hope to resume our meetings in the fall.
Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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Whistler Independent Book Awards
The 2020 Shortlist was announced on June 1. Read more

Updated Monday, June 1, 2020
Special notice:
Due to the COVID 19 global pandemic,  Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver meetings are suspended until further notice. We hope to resume our meetings in the fall.
Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
We are writers helping writers – since 1921. For more on writing, visit Canadian Authors national website.

 

CA–Victoria News & Events

CA-Victoria has also suspended all meetings and presentations until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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Historic Joy Kogawa House, the home from which author Joy Kogawa’s family was displaced in 1942, is run by a not-for-profit organization. The house now serves as a cultural and heritage centre, a site of healing and reconciliation, and a place for author residencies.