Celebrating 100 years!

Writing is a solitary job, but don’t do it alone. We’re here to help. Join our community with:

  • Events and Workshops
  • Writers’ talks
  • Open mic
  • Contacts and networks
  • The Whistler Independent Book Awards
  • Helps and Hints

This Month’s Event

Thur Jan 6 on Zoom, 7 – 8 pm Pacific time
Seeing your book through the eyes of an editor: Nina Shoroplova’s editorial perspective helps authors see their work in a new way.  

With a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University, Nina has wide experience editing the written word: as a newsletter publisher, a correspondent for the federal government, and an editor.
She has authored six books, two with trade publishers, and four self-published. This has given her a unique perspective on the pitfalls, options, and advantages of these different publication choices.

Seeing your book through the eyes of an editor 

Thurs Jan 7   From 7 – 8 pm. Join Nina Shoroplova for an editing session on Zoom. 

Understand the five elements of editing the written word—clear structural shape, accurate facts, consistent style, correct grammar, and appealing presentation.

Ease the early stages of writing a book to make the process go more smoothly, be faster, more intentional, and be more enjoyable. Realize that MS Word is the industry standard for writing your book manuscript.

Attendees will receive a fillable worksheet that enables them to become familiar with their book manuscript in a whole new way.

To register, please email VANinfo@CanadianAuthors.org


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Canadian Authors BC News & Events


Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or VANinfo@canadianauthors.org

Winners of the 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards were announced on Friday October 15. 

Many thanks to our members across Canada who served as anonymous reviewers. Their profiles can be seen on this page: Canadian Authors WIBA reviewers.

2021 WIBA winners:  Valerie Dunsmore of Calgary won the fiction category for Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit. The Non-fiction winner was Fran Hurcomb of Yellowknife, for Breaking Trail.

Mark your calendars. Our monthly literary events take place via Zoom the second Wednesday of each month from 4-5 pm Pacific time. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

2021 Event Schedule

Monthly Zoom presentations and workshops are held from 4 to 5 pm, Pacific time. No Charge.
Registration required – open to the public.


Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or VANinfo@canadianauthors.org

2021 past events

Iona Whishaw Jan 20: The Book Only You Can Write

Jacqueline Carmichael Feb 10: Journey from a self-published book to a trade publication

KT Wagner March 10: Writing short fiction in 2021

Cynthia Sharp Apr 14: Poetry writing workshop

Danny Ramadan Wed May 12: Writer voices, writer identities

Joan Marie Galat Wed June 9: The Business of Getting Published

Sep 8 – Open Mic for Members and Non-members

Oct 13 – Alan Bradley Wed Oct 13 Finding Inspiration


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.