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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 …

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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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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.

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.


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.