Welcome to the website of the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA). Our Branch is one of several Branches established across Canada. Locally, we have lectures, workshops, and social events. We hope that you will join us at our meetings to find out more about what we can offer you in your writing career.

What’s New

Look in our What’s New sidebar (below the site navigation) to find the most recent updates.

2017 Fiction Contest — Open to all Canadian Writers

  • Win over $600 worth of prizes: First $300, Second $200, Third $100
  • Each winner receives two copies of National Voices 2014 Anthology
  • Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Contest details….

2012 Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of CAA Vancouver’s 2012 Fiction Contest

  • First Place Winner — James L. McWilliams “My Arrival”
  • Second Place Winner — Edythe Anstey Hanen “The Escape”
  • Third Place (tie) — Ed Griffin “Orion Investigates Canada”
  • Third Place (tie) — Georgia Hunter “Yubi and The Good Dog of Tangibad”

CAA Vancouver's 2012 Anthology, “National Voices” front cover.

CAA–Vancouver National Voices Anthology

As part of the prize, the winners’ works and submissions from over half our membership are included in National Voices Anthology — a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by members of CAA–Vancouver. Learn more….

On Sale Now!

CAA–Vancouver National Voices Anthology on sale now

The anthology costs $20 and is available online ($5 shipping) and at CAA–Vancouver monthly meetings.

Branch Information & Meetings

We meet monthly on the second Wednesday, September through June, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Our meetings are open to the general public for a nominal fee and are held at the

  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • Suite 100, 938 Howe Street
  • Vancouver, BC

In addition to our regular meetings, we offer one or two workshops each year, for which a fee is charged. These workshops are offered at a discount to our members. For details, see our Meetings and Workshops.

Writers’ Circles

Vancouver Branch has regional writers’ circles to accommodate members who are interested in participating.

For More Information

Photo of Margo Bates

Branch Contact

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For more information about CAA Vancouver Branch, please send an email to Branch President Margo Bates or phone 604-788-9501 or check us out on Facebook.
A listing of the 2013 Branch Executive and additional contact options are available on our Contact page. As well, you will find relevant contact information for events and other services on various pages within our site.

Help With Your Writing

For help with your writing, see Writer-in-Residence.

The use of this website and the email addresses contained here are subject to our Conditions of Use.

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Canadian Authors Association

CanWrite! 2013 - June 13-16 in Orillia, ON

Learn more about CAA National:

  • CAA National where you can learn more about our organization, including information about other CAA branches.
  • Writing Links on the CAA National site.
  • CAA Literary Awards are prestigious national writing awards given to writers by writers.
  • CAA Membership forms and information.
  • CAA National Conference is held annually, in varying locations.

Health & Dental Benefits for Writers

These benefits are available to writers belonging to a participating national writing association such as the Canadian Authors Association:

Writers' Coalition program

Volunteer Vancouver By Giv Society