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.

2018 Autumn Events

Next Event

Wed Sep 12 from 7 to 9 pm:

The remarkable author and broadcaster, JJ Lee

JJ Lee is the author of THE MEASURE OF A MAN: The Story of A Father, A Son, and A Suit. It was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Charles Taylor, the Hubert Evans BC Book Prize, and the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust prizes for nonfiction. He is the winner of a GOLD National Magazine Award.

JJ served on the jury for the BC Book Prizes, CBC Canada Writes, the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award.

He mentors the nonfiction workshop at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. He lives in New Westminster.

For his latest short nonfiction, check out THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT in Montecristo:

Upcoming events

Sun Sep 30 — Special Event at Word Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library
Michael Kluckner — The Agony & The Ecstasy: 35 Years as a BC Author

Wed Oct 10 Wendy Roberts Doell — Mystery

Wed Nov 14 Russ Froese — Diary of a Disaster: Banda Acheh 

Mon Dec 3 — AGM and Holiday Social 


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

Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt, President: VANpresident(at) | 788-680-3374

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July: Summer break

Next Event: Wed Aug 15 from 6 to 9 pm — Summer Social for CA–MV members and guests. Firefighters Public House, Metrotown, Burnaby.

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Victoria News & Events

Fri, Sep 7 from 5 to 7 pm:
Victoria Writers Autumn Meet & Greet – The Federation of BC Writers, Victoria Writers’ Society, and Canadian Authors–Victoria partner for a writers' social at James Joyce Bistro/Peacock Billiards, 1175-C Douglas Street (at View). The location is across from the Bay Centre.