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Celebrating 100 years
Writers helping writers since 1921 is more than our motto.

Canadian Authors–BCbelongs 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. 

Visit the Canadian Authors Association national website, which includes program information, literary news, an events calendar, and other writing-related resources.

Membership special – In celebration of our upcoming 100th Anniversary in 2021 the annual membership fee has been reduced to $100 for regular and professional members. This special rate is in place until December 31, 2021. Join us to celebrate one hundred years of writers helping writers! Read more.

CanWrite! National Conference 2021 took place on Zoom. We celebrated our organization’s 100th Anniversary on Sept 18 and 19.

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Upcoming

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.

Upcoming

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

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DID YOU KNOW?

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.