Victoria Programs

Welcome to Canadian Authors-Victoria

Canadian Authors–Victoria organizes writing events in Victoria, BC. We are affiliated with the Metro Vancouver Branch and are part of the Canadian Authors Association, which encourages and inspires writers of all genres. We offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.

SPECIAL NOTICE:

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we continue to follow government guidelines and are joining other Canadian businesses and organizations in suspending Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver in-person meetings until further notice.

Please check our website  for updates. 

Please note: CA–Victoria has also suspended in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. The Victoria group now meets with the entire Metro Vancouver (Including Victoria) branch via Zoom. 
Here’s a link to the main Events listing page.

Sincerely,
CANADIAN AUTHORS–METRO VANCOUVER
Carol Tulpar, Programs and Publicity

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The 2021 Whistler Independent Book Awards

Books entered from across Canada are now being longlisted, and will soon be sent out to our Canadian Authors WIBA reviewers.

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

Sep 8 – Open Mic at 7 pm PST on Zoom,

Oct 13 – Alan Bradley on Zoom 11 am – 12 PST

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

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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.