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In its 2018 national fundraising campaign, the Canadian Authors Association reached its goal of raising $5,000. This will double to $10,000 through a matching donation from Hume Law Corporation. Thank you to all our donors and Hume Law Corporation for your generous support. The funds help us provide programs to members and to stand up for the rights of Canadian writers.

Our programming is possible because of your generosity. With your continued support, Canadian Authors looks forward to building on our nearly 100-year-old tradition of writers helping writers.

Donate  Your donations directly support our member services and programs. With your help, we can continue to provide national and local programming for writers at all stages of their careers, so that we may continue to hear the stories we need to hear. To make a donation, please Read more …

Sponsor  Sponsorship takes corporate donations to the next level. We take a custom approach to sponsorship because we understand that each sponsor has their own goals and budget to consider. We would love to talk more about how we can meet your needs. Read more…

Volunteer  Canadian Authors is powered by volunteers. There are many ways you can lend a hand, even if you only have a little bit of time. Read more …

For British Columbia information, contact Kathleen Schmitt, the Metro Vancouver (including Victoria)  branch president, or email our national office at admin @ canadianauthors (dot) org and tell us how you would like to help!

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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.