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. Please email to reserve a spot.

Open Mic over Zoom: Wed Sep 8 from 7:30 to 9 pm PST 

All welcome. Registration required. First come first served. Watch for the August edition of News You Can Use for opening registration date.

All our Zoom events are currently free. To register, email

Zoom Events 2021 Schedule

July and August – No summer social or events are planned at this time.

Wednesday, September 8 – 7:30 – 9 pm PST – Open Mic Zoom event 

Wednesday, October 13Alan Bradley, creator of 11-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce – Note: earlier time as Alan is currently living in England

Wednesday, November 10Emma Donoghue – renowned author of Room and The Pull of the Stars

Past Meetings & Events 2021

January – Iona Whishaw

February 10 – Jacqueline Carmichael

Wednesday, March 10 – KT (Katherine) Wagne

Wednesday, April 14 – Cynthia Sharp

Wednesday, May 12 – Danny Ramadan

Wednesday, June 9 – Joan Galat

Past Meetings & Events 2020

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

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The 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards

Books entered from across Canada are now being longlisted, and will soon be sent out to our Canadian Authors WIBA reviewers.

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.

Mark your calendars. Our regular monthly take place via Zoom the second Wednesday of each month. 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.


Sep 8 – Open Mic at 7 pm PST on Zoom,

Oct 13 – Alan Bradley on Zoom 11 am – 12 PST

Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or

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


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.