is a collection of links to writers groups in the province of
British Columbia, Canada. Only groups with websites are listed
below. For ones with no websites, check out the listings at the
Federation of BC Writers linked below.
of BC Writers - with over 400 members, the Federation
offers programs and events, news, contests, networking and a
newsletter for writers in the province. Membership is $80 ($45
for youth and seniors).
Writers Groups in British Columbia - an extensive list
of writers groups in British Columbia from the Federation of BC
Fraser Valley Poets Society - for over 25 years the FVPS
has been fostering poetry in Abbotsford and district. (formerly
the MSA Poets Pourri Society)
Burnaby Writers' Society - meeting on the second
Thursday of every month at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts.
Founded in 1967, this group has a $35 membership fee.
Interior Authors Group - a spirited group of writers on
writing, editing, publishing, marketing, illustration and
design. Meets the second Thursday of every month except July and
Ram's Head Writers' Group -since 2003 this group has
been meeting regularly in Langley, usually at a member's home.
Check out their
blog for recaps of previous meetings.
Creative Writing Meetup (Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows) -
this group of writers and aspiring writers meets every second
Sunday in Maple Ridge. The meetings are casual and include
readings from volunteers as well as discussions about the
writing craft. Meetings usually last about 2-2˝ hours. Guests
Golden Ears Writers - this Maple Ridge group meets at
the ACT in Maple Ridge on the third Tuesday of every month from
New West Writers - this group has been meeting for over
24 years at the Plaskett Room of the New Westminster Library.
Meets from 10 AM to 4 PM every third Saturday of the month.
This is a closed group and has a waiting list for new members.
Writers - meets at the Waves coffee shop on Begbie
Street monday mornings at 10 AM. Hosted by author Ruth Kozak. $5
drop-in fee. The link is to Ruth's email address. You can find
out more about her in the authors and blogs sections of this
Valley Literary Society -
is a non-profit organization devoted to the celebration of
creative writing and reading.
Shore Writers Association - meets at 7 PM on the third
Monday of most months at the North Vancouver City Library. They
host speakers, participate in workshops and conduct readings.
There is a $35 annual membership fee.
Young Writers' Club - sponsored by the Lynn Valley
Literary Society, this is an educational program for young
writers grades 5-12. They meet at Mollie Nye House on Lynn
Valley Road the second Wednesday of every month. There is a fee
per session and a waiting list to get in. See website for
Penticton Writers & Publishers - founded by five
housewives who wanted to write a book about their area in 1994,
this group has expanded considerably organizing writing camps,
community events and contests.
Tri-City Wordsmiths - this group meets the first
Saturday of every second month at the Terry Fox Library. The
focus is educational and often features guest speakers.
Quesnel Wordspinners - this group meets on the first and
third Wednesday of every month, sometimes in members' homes, so
check the website for details.Since 1981, they have published a
dozen anthologies of their members' work.
Rainwriters - this Surrey group has been meeting since
B.C. Association of Travel Writers - meets periodically
Café Writers' Group - this group meets every two week at
the Grind Gallery Café, corner of Main and 25th. They also
publish a helpful newsletter you can get online, the
Grind Writers News.
Just Write Vancouver - this group has alarge membership
and has meetings almost every day at various locations around
the city. Most of the meetings are spent actually writing.
Pandora's Collective - a registered charity established
to promote literacy and self-expression in Metro Vancouver.
Thursdays Writing Collective - meets Thursdays at 2 PM
at the Carnegie Community Center. These are free drop-in writing
classes for the people of the Downtown East Side.
Vancouver Screenwriters Meetup Group - this group meets
periodically around Greater Vancouver including the suburbs.
Vancouver Writers Group - meets monthly at the library
and has other meetings as well. See website for details.
Vancouver Writers' Social Group - there are over 250
members in this group with various meetings scheduled throughout
the year. See the website for details.
End Writers -
West End Writers is a critique group for writers of all genres
from poetry to science fiction. They
meet every Wednesday at 7 PM at Barclay Manor in downtown
Vancouver. You can attend three meetings free after which it is
$10 a meeting. ($5 f unemployed or a senior).
Meetup Groups Within 25 Miles of Vancouver
- some are listed separately above, but there are many more that
aren't. 25 groups altogether.
Victoria Creative Writing Group - this group meets every
Monday, usually at the Habit Coffee Shop on Yates Street. Some
meetings are restricted. See website for details.
Victoria Writers' Society - organizes activities,
including small critique groups, in and around Victoria, BC.
Membership required - $30.
Whistler Writers Group - this group organizes a variety
of meetings and worksops for writers in the Sea-to-Sky corridor,
including the annual Whistler Writers' Festival.