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:

2020 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 Members at Large: Jill Tunbridge and Allison Friebertshauser
VANExecMaL@canadianauthors.org

News You Can Use Editor: Carol Tulpar

Committees:

Program & Publicity
Executive 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

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

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.

Upcoming

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

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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.