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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

Canadian Authors BC News & Events

Upcoming

Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or VANinfo@canadianauthors.org

Winners of the 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards were announced on Friday October 15. 

Many thanks to our members across Canada who served as anonymous reviewers. Their profiles can be seen on this page: Canadian Authors WIBA reviewers.

2021 WIBA winners:  Valerie Dunsmore of Calgary won the fiction category for Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit. The Non-fiction winner was Fran Hurcomb of Yellowknife, for Breaking Trail.

Mark your calendars. Our monthly literary events take place via Zoom the second Wednesday of each month from 4-5 pm Pacific time. 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

Nov 10 – Emma Donoghue 4 – 5 pm PST

To reserve a free spot to any of our Zoom events, please email or VANinfo@canadianauthors.org

2021 past events

Iona Whishaw Jan 20: The Book Only You Can Write

Jacqueline Carmichael Feb 10: Journey from a self-published book to a trade publication

KT Wagner March 10: Writing short fiction in 2021

Cynthia Sharp Apr 14: Poetry writing workshop

Danny Ramadan Wed May 12: Writer voices, writer identities

Joan Marie Galat Wed June 9: The Business of Getting Published

Sep 8 – Open Mic for Members and Non-members

Oct 13 – Alan Bradley Wed Oct 13 Finding Inspiration

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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.