VAN Programs

 

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver (Including Victoria) Branch Programs

In addition to these local programs, there are a number of programs and services offered by the national organization which are available to all members.

Writers’ Circles A group of Vancouver writers gather on a regular basis to support each other in the writing process. It is a way to stay focused and get helpful feedback, with the goal of helping the writer improve the written material, including both constructive criticism and warranted praise.

Vancouver Events include monthly meetings with guest speakers, workshops and special presentations, member’s socials and writers conferences. Subscribe to Metro Vancouver’s newsletter for updates.

Victoria Events include guest speakers, open mic sessions, and meet and greet events. Dates and locations vary. Subscribe to Victoria’s newsletter for updates.

Canadian Authors Association National Programs & Services

    1. CanWrite! writers’ conference and retreat – Biennial (2019)
    1. Webinars
    1. Literary Awards Program
    1. Roving Writers Touring Program
    1. Young Authors of Canada Program
    1. Member Directory
    1. Professional Development
    1. Writers Helping Writers
    1. Professional Editor-in-Residence (PEiR) Program

To find out more about these programs and services, visit the national website.

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News & Events

CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards finalists announced.

NEXT EVENT:

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 open here.

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 at 7 p.m. 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

Fri Sep 6 from 5 to 7 pm: Writers Meet and Greet

Tue Oct 15 from 7 to 9 pm SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic, featuring Alfred Cool and Margaret Gracie

Tue Nov 19 from 7 to 9 pm SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic, featuring Laurel Deedrick-Mayne and Wallace George du Temple

 

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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.