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
The 2020 Shortlist was announced on June 1. Read more

Updated Monday, June 1, 2020
Special notice:
Due to the COVID 19 global pandemic,  Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver meetings are suspended until further notice. We hope to resume our meetings in the fall.
Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
We are writers helping writers – since 1921. For more on writing, visit Canadian Authors national website.

 

CA–Victoria News & Events

CA-Victoria has also suspended all meetings and presentations until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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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.