Members

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The Executive and committee members provide all planning and administration for the Branch. All are volunteers and they offer the needed expertise in the spirit of writers helping writers.

Executive members are elected at the annual general meeting each December.

To become a member of the Canadian Authors Association, visit the national website.

Member News

We invite Metro Vancouver Branch members (Including Victoria) to submit their news for posting on Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver Facebook Page. Contact VANpublicity@canadianauthors.org.

Bragging Rights

Members are encouraged to send updates on their writing-related news to be posted in the Canadian Authors national newsletter, Communique. Email fifty words maximum to info@canadianauthors.org before the 15th of each month.

Volunteers are welcome at any time.

CONTACT:

Executive:

President: Kathleen Schmitt  VANpresident@canadianauthors.org

Vice President: Carol Tulpar

Past President: Margo Bates  VANpastpresident@canadianauthors.org

Recording Secretary: Maureen MacDonald  VANsecretary@canadianauthors.org

Treasurer: Jean Kay  VANtreasurer@canadianauthors.org

Executive Member at Large: Robert W. Mackay VANExecMaL@canadianauthors.org

News You Can Use Editor: Carol Tulpar

Committees:

Program & Publicity Committee
Chair: Carol Tulpar  Members: Margo Bates, Robert W. Mackay, Nina Shoroplova, and Maureen MacDonald;
Website & Publicity Coordinator: Carol Tulpar;
Social Media Coordinator: Patricia Sandberg

Writers’ Circles Coordinator: VANwriterscircles@canadianauthors.org

WORD Vancouver
Chair: 
Carol Tulpar  Members: Maureen MacDonald, Margo Bates

Whistler Independent Book Awards Shortlist Judging and Book Reviewer Coordinators: Margo Bates & Carol Tulpar

Click for our Executive member’s biographies.

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News & Events

CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards finalists announced.

NEXT EVENT:

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

UPCOMING 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

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

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.