Metro Vancouver Events

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver presents events on a variety of topics, all to do with aspects of writing. Meetings are open to the public.

Special Notice: 

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we continue to follow government guidelines and are joining other Canadian businesses and organizations in suspending our in-person meetings until further notice.

Beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2021, CA–Metro Vancouver will offer monthly Zoom presentations and workshops at no charge. Held from 4 to 5 pm Pacific time, each meeting requires registration. Meetings are open to the public.

Our website and Facebook page will be updated with registration information well ahead of the meeting.

Please note: CA–Victoria members have cancelled their meetings until further notice. 

Carol Tulpar,
Programs and Publicity


Metro Vancouver Events

2021 Schedule

Free Monthly Zoom Presentations and Workshops 
Held from 4 to 5 pm, Pacific Time. Registration required. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 20 – Iona Whishaw, author of the bestselling Lane Winslow historic mystery series, will present on The Book Only You Can Write  (Rescheduled from May 2020)

Wednesday, February 10 – Jacqueline Carmichael will present a revised topic, TBA. (She was initially scheduled for November 2020, and planned to relate her presentation to Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, March 10 – KT (Katherine) Wagner will give a workshop on short story writing. (Rescheduled from June 2020)

Wednesday, April 14 – Cynthia Sharp will give a poetry reading

Wednesday, May 12 – Danny Ramadan  Topic TBA

Wednesday, June 9 – Joan Galat – Topic TBA

July to December – No summer social or events are planned at this time. In September, we hope to host an Open Mic event (live or online, as the situation demands). Rounding out the year, we hope to host a panel of editors and invite one more presenter, TBC. 


Past Meetings & Events 2020

Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt: VANpresident(at) | 604-299-1764

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The 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBAS) submission period March 1 – April 30, 2021.

2020 WIBA winners:  C.V. Gauthier won the fiction category for Charlee LeBeau and the Gambler’s Promise. The Non-fiction winner was Laesa Faith Kim for Can’t Breathe.

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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.


Wed Mar 10

KT Wagner on Writing short fiction in 2021

Wed Apr 14 –
Cynthia Sharp Poetry workshop — try your hand

Wed May 12 – Danny Ramadan

Wed Jun 9 – Joan Marie Galat

2021 past events

Iona Whishaw Wed Jan 20 Author of the bestselling Lane Winslow historic mystery series: The Book Only You Can Write

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


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.