Past Meetings and Events 2019

Wed Jan 9, 2019 
Voice: Who should tell your story? with Patricia Sandberg

Using her own memories and the stories told to her by over 150 people who lived in her hometown in northern Saskatchewan, Patricia Sandberg discussed the use of voice in her illustrated work of narrative non-fiction, Sun Dogs and Yellowcake – Gunnar  Mines, a Canadian Story. This book was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Fred Kerner award, and was a finalist for Whistler Independent Book Awards 2017.

Wed Feb 13 Janie Chang: The Past is a Foreign country cancelled due to snowstorm, rescheduled to Wed Jun 12

Wed Mar 13 Spiritual Panel hosted by Ross Waddell

This panel featured Kathleen Schmitt, Kevin Spenst, and Alfred De Pew, who discussed their experiences with various aspects of spirituality

Wed Apr 10 Poetry and Publishing Heidi Greco and Megan Williams

Literary segment
Surrey poet Heidi Greco read and discussed poetry from her most recent books.

Business of Writing segment
Megan Williams Sand Megan Williams described three types of publishing.H

Wed May 8

Literary segment

Anne-Marie Drosso short stories

Cairo-born Anne-Marie Drosso read from her latest short story collection, Hookah Nights, and discussed the Egyptian history that inspired them.

The Business of Writing segment
Megan Williams
The principal of The Self Publishing Agency, Megan shared strategies on publicizing and marketing your book.

Wed Jun 12
Janie Chang: The Past is a Foreign Country

The bestselling author of novels Three souls and Dragon Springs RoadJanie Chang will share her research strategies for finding the details that make historical fiction authentic.

Wed Sep 11
Open Mic

Members and non-members enjoyed and evening listening to short readings of one another’s work.


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News & Events

CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards finalists announced.


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


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



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.