Metro Vancouver Events

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver presents events on a variety of topics, all to do with aspects of writing. The public is welcome. Regular gatherings are held the second Wednesday of the month from January to June and September to November. A summer social takes place in mid-August. The AGM/holiday social is held in early December.

Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
938 Howe Street, Suite 100, Vancouver BC V6Z 1N9
Time: 7-9 p.m., (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Cost: Members no charge; Guests $10; Students with ID $5. Pay at the door. The public is welcome.

Upcoming Events

Summer 2019

July: Summer Break – No Meeting

Summer Social – Wed Aug 21 from 6 to 10 pm:  RSVP required. Invitations will be sent in mid-July to members of Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver branch (Including Victoria)
Location: Firefighters’ Public House6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 3E8

Autumn 2019

Open Mic Night – Wed Sep 11 from 7 to 9 pm: All are welcome. Pre-registration will be required, first come, first served. Online registration opens on August 15 at 8:00 am and closes on September 5 at  12:00 pm. REGISTER HERE.
Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver

Free Special Event: Word Vancouver – Sun Sep 29: Canadian Authors special presenter is Jonas Saul, bestselling author of the Sarah Roberts Series. He has written and published over thirty thrillers and sold more than two million books. (Presentation Time TBC)
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver Noir award-winning mystery writer Sam Wiebe – Wed Oct 9
and
Writer-editor Christina Myers – Wed Nov 13
Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver Branch (including Victoria)  Annual General Meeting and winter social – Mon Dec 2
Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, New Westminster

 

 

 

Past Meetings & Events 2018
Past Meetings & Events 2017
Past Meetings & Events 2016
Past Meetings & Events 2015

Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt, President: VANpresident(at)canadianauthors.org | 604-299-1764

 

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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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