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We Are Writers Helping Writers

Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Branch (Including Victoria) is part of the national Canadian Authors Association, a membership-based organization that offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.

Founded in 1921 by Stephen Leacock and other prominent writers to lobby for the protection of authors’ rights, Canadian Authors has continued to pursue this objective to this day.

Events
Regular events in Vancouver are held on the second Wednesday of the month, except July. Our guest speakers are experts on a variety of topics, all to do with writing. We organize seasonal socials in August and December and participate in a variety of writing-related community events throughout the year.

All regular events are held at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 938 Howe Street, Suite 100, Vancouver. Members attend at no charge, and the public is welcome. Cost for non-members is $10 and students with ID are $5.

The Victoria group organizes events in the Victoria area approximately every two months. For information, and to sign up for their event notification, please subscribe to their contact list.

Programs
We coordinate writers’ circles within the Metro Vancouver area.

Executive
The Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Branch (Including Victoria) is managed by an executive board. All positions are volunteer. For more information about us, please send an email to Branch President Kathleen Schmitt at VANpresident@canadianauthors.org.

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A listing of the 2019 Branch Executive is available on our member’s page.

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News & Events

CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards finalists announced.

NEXT EVENT:

SUMMER SOCIAL for CA–MV members and guests: Wed Aug 21 from 6 to 10 pm at the Firefighters’ Public House in Burnaby.

FALL SEASON OPEN MIC: Wed Sep 11 from 7 – 9 pm. All are welcome. On-line pre-registration will be required, first come, first served. Online registration opens on August 15.

Save the date. Sept 29 at WORD Vancouver,  Canadian Authors presents a talk by Jonas Saul. Visit our table and learn more about what we do.

Featuring Vancouver Noir mystery writer Sam Wiebe on Wed Oct 9 and writer-editor Christina Myers on Wed Nov 13.

Our Annual General Meeting and winter social is scheduled for Mon Dec 2 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in New Westminster.

CA–Victoria News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN Autumn 2019.

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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.