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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.

 

Upcoming Writers Events in Fall 2019

 

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Writers Autumn Meet & Greet – The Federation of BC Writers, Victoria Writers’ Society, and Canadian Authors–Victoria are partnering for a Meet & Greet social.
 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm
SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic – Come out for a chance to read your fiction or non-fiction at our SPOTLIGHT prose open-mic event. Open mic sign-up at 6:45 pm. Eight readers to be selected through a lottery. Readings up to 5 minutes.

Featured readers: Alfred Cool and Margaret Gracie
Cost: Free admission
Location: Caffe Fantastico, 965 Kings Road (at Quadra), Victoria, BC


Tuesday, November 19, 2019
from 7 pm to 9 pm
SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic – Come out for a chance to read your fiction or non-fiction at our SPOTLIGHT prose open-mic event. Open mic sign-up at 6:45 pm. Eight readers to be selected through a lottery. Readings up to 5 minutes.

Featured readers: Laurel Deedrick-Mayne and Wallace George du Temple
Cost: Free admission
Location: Caffe Fantastico, 965 Kings Road (at Quadra), Victoria, BC

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CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards finalists announced.

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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.

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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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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.